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Ranger station in Sequoia National Forest is covered in foil-like wrap 'like a big baked potato*


A ranger station in California's Sequoia National Forest has been completely covered in a wrap that looks like aluminum foil round 'a big baked potato' to shield it from nearby blazes as more than four million acres have been burned across the state this wildfire season.

On Wednesday photos of the wrapped up Kern Canyon Ranger Station were shared on Facebook by the US Forest Service as the SQF Complex Fire raged nearby, 85 miles south of Fresno. 

The wood cabin, located on the Kern River, was practically unrecognizable, covered from top to bottom in a fire resistant material called structure wrap that is made out of aluminum.

Structure wrap can be used to cover anything including roofs, stairwells and other structures and it is sold online by Firezat in rolls 5 feet wide by 300 feet long for $879. 

'The main structure stood tall in the center of the clearing, sparkling and reflecting the sunlight,' a firefighter wrote on covering the cabin in the Facebook post.