All these forest fires. Ever wonder why the Sequoias never catch fire? Believe it or not, they are fire resistant. They boast fire-resistant bark that can be up to two feet thick. Yes, you read correctly, two feet thick. It would seem overly thick even at two inches, but two feet?
The Sequoias can survive the hottest forest fires. Oh, the young and smallish ones might go up in flames, but not the elderly, large ones.