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Sprinklers set up to protect world's tallest sugar pine from South Umpqua Complex fire

The 255-foot tree has survived fires before in the course of its 500 years on earth.

TILLER, Ore. - Sprinklers have been set up to help protect the world's tallest sugar pine from a forest fire.

The Columbus Fire, one of the fires in the South Umpqua Complex, is burning not far from the record-holding tree.

The 255-foot tree has survived fires before in the course of its 500 years on earth.

In 2013, the Whiskey Complex put the tree in peril.

And people worked to water the tree and mend wounds after a chainsaw attack by an unknown assailant in the year 2000.

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