Historic 'Senator' Tree Destroyed by Fire

One of the world's oldest cypress trees has caught fire in central Florida.
1:03 | 01/16/12

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A Central Florida landmark to some a national landmark. Up in smoke. It's hard to say but -- -- -- has really been burned up pretty bad it. Apparently look good looks to me like from what I'm observer looks like somebody set fire to it and it really burned to treat very extensively. And the trees collapsed so it's definitely gone. It was known as the senator one of the most famous cypress trees in the country more than 3000. Years old. Seminole County firefighters race to -- tree park -- long would just before 6 Monday morning. But he couldn't save the tree that once stood more than 150. Feet tall. Fire investigators believe somebody -- twigs all around the base of the Cyprus and -- the flames likely traveled up a hollow section. And burn the tree from the inside out. Locals are shocked somebody would do such a thing. Before the days of the theme parks the senator was 1 of central Florida's main attractions. If it truly is. Horrible moment had to come by in just -- pay my respects my -- are you gonna go pay respects to the -- I said yeah.

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