Crews set fire to the perimeter of the Washburn fire in Yosemite in an attempt to stop the blaze

Firefighters used “deliberate fire” to help create a control line to contain the Washburn Fire burning in Yosemite National Park on Monday, July 11. A video released by Yosemite Fire and Aviation shows a firefighter conducting “offensive fire” near the park’s south entrance on Monday. , the organization said in a statement. The Washburn fire engulfed 2,340 acres and was zero percent contained as of Monday afternoon, Yosemite Fire and Aviation said. More than 500 firefighters worked to put out the fire. Firefighters are prioritizing protecting Mariposa Grove, home to giant sequoias, according to fire officials. Credit: Yosemite Fire and Aviation via Storyful