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.