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October 01, 2012 2:33AM

Just read about a group of cypress trees that survived a forest fire in Valencia, Spain. Here's a copy of an article:

"THIRTY international experts are to fly in later this month to try to discover why some green, healthy cypress trees survived a fire. A fire that devastated around 20,000 hectares (49,500 acres) of woodland around the Valencia town of Andilla in July, mysteriously left a clump of 946 Cypress trees virtually unscathed, while surrounding pine, oak, holm, juniper and gorse trees were destroyed, according to Spain's leading daily El Pais".