Four iconic redwoods have not been damaged in a wildfire at the edge of giant forest in Sequoia National Park in California, officials said.

The KNP complex, which consists of two linked fires caused by lightning, has grown across a surface strip of 101 km ², feeding on other trees that live also on the highest slopes of the mountains.

There were no immediate indications of the full extent of damage to hundreds of other redwoods, which were damaged by another fire, the Windy Fire, in the Sequoia National Monument Area of the Sequoia National Forest and the Tule River Indian Reservation.

A tree known as the natural redwood due to its basic form has suffered burns on its way to 100 Giants.

Part of a huge sequoia along the line was burned, said Thanh Nguyen, a fire brigade spokesman.

Firefighters manually cleared lines, sprayed water to protect trees and protected several evacuated communities.

Sequoias have adapted to fire and can benefit if fire levels are low.

More than 7.500 wildfires have scorched 3,600 square miles of land in California so far this year.


Giant Sequoia National Monument

The Giant Sequoia National Monument is a 328,000-acre U.S. National Monument located in the southern Sierra Nevada in eastern central California. It is administered by the U.S. (wikipedia)


Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is an American national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California. The park was established on September 25, 1890 to protect 404, (wikipedia)


Giant Forest

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The Giant Forest, famed for its giant sequoia trees, is within the United States’ Sequoia National Park. This montane forest, situated at over 6, (wikipedia)


Sequoia National Forest

Located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The U.S (wikipedia)