CAL FIRE officials shared photos of the smoldering, burned-out tree via Twitter on Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately clear what kind of tree it was or where in the park it was found.
The fire was put out, officials said.
The majority of Big Basin remains closed following the CZU Lightning Complex fires, which burned more than 86,000 acres across San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties between August and September of last year. A number of historic buildings in the park were completely destroyed, including the visitor’s center.
An estimated 900 homes were also destroyed. One person was killed.
In May, crews found a smoldering giant sequoia tree inside Sequoia National Park. It's thought the tree was burning from the Castle Fire, which was caused by the same storm that sparked the CZU Lightning Complex fires.