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Iconic Joshua trees burned by massive wildfire spreading across Mojave Desert

Posted on AllSides August 2nd, 2023
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Ty O'Neil/AP

A massive fire burning through the desert in California and southern Nevada has scorched tens of thousands of acres in a biodiverse national preserve and torched its iconic Joshua trees.

The York Fire – already California’s largest fire of the year – has burned more than 82,000 acres as of Wednesday morning, fire officials said. It began Friday in the New York Mountains of California’s Mojave National Preserve and crossed state lines into Nevada on Sunday.

The fire is burning through and threatening groves of Joshua trees – the branching,...

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https://www.cnn.com/2023/08/02/us/york-fire-california-nevada-wednesday

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