Photos: Windy fire blows through Sequoia National Forest

Flames burn up a giant tree surrounded by thick smoke
Flames consume a giant tree as the Windy fire burns in the Trail of 100 Giants grove in Sequoia National Forest in California.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)
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Workers inspect the base of a giant tree trunk wrapped in insulation
National Park Service staff members inspect the protection-wrapped base of one of the Four Guardsmen giant sequoias in Sequoia National Park.
(Eric Paul Zamora / Pool Photo)
National Park Service public information officers inspect the ground near a giant sequoia
National Park Service public information officers find newly released giant sequoia seeds in the charred ground during a tour of the KNP Complex fire burn area in Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park.
(Eric Paul Zamora / Pool Photo)
A firefighter is surrounded by tall trees and an orange, smoky sky
A firefighter prepares sprinkler hose lines to protect trees in Long Meadow Grove in Sequoia National Forest.
(Patrick T. Fallon /Agence France-Presse )
Two people inspect a burn scar at the base of a large tree trunk
National Park Service staff members inspect a burn scar at the base of one of the Four Guardsmen giant sequoias in Sequoia National Park.
(Eric Paul Zamora / Pool Photo)
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A news crew, left, is dwarfed by a sequoia in Lost Grove as smoke haze from the KNP Complex fire fills the sky.
A news crew, left, is dwarfed by a sequoia in Lost Grove as smoke haze from the KNP Complex fire fills the sky on Friday in Sequoia National Forest in California.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
 A road closed sign on a gate across a road with trees on either side
A gate is closed near the entrance to Sequoia National Park where the KNP Complex fire threatens groves of giant sequoias on Friday in Sequoia National Forest in California.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A news photographer looks up at a giant sequoia amid smoke
A news photographer looks up at a giant sequoia in Lost Grove as smoke haze from the KNP Complex fire fills the air on Friday in Sequoia National Forest in California.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Greg and Dana Farr stand at Kings Canyon Overlook, which is shrouded in smoke
Connecticut tourists Greg and Dana Farr stand at Kings Canyon Overlook, where smoke from the KNP Complex fire obliterates the view toward the Sierra crest Friday in Kings Canyon National Park in California.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A news photographer is near a giant sequoia amid haze
A news photographer is near a giant sequoia in Lost Grove as smoke haze from the KNP Complex fire fills the air on Friday in Sequoia National Park in California.
(Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)
A sequoia amid other trees
Fire threatens sequoias in Lost Grove on Friday in Sequoia National Park in California.
(Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)
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Sierra Cobras fire crew member Gustavo Cisneros keeps an eye on a hillside as the Windy fire burns
Sierra Cobras fire crew member Gustavo Cisneros keeps an eye on a hillside as the Windy fire burns in Sequoia National Forest near the Tule River Reservation on Thursday.
(Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)
Flames glow on a forested hillside at night
Flames burn through brush near the Sequoia National Park entrance station in the Three Rivers area as the KNP Complex fire threatens the area on Wednesday.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A car with headlights on drives away from a message sign announcing the closure of Sequoia National Park
A sign warns motorists of the closure of Sequoia National Park as the KNP Complex fire threatens the area on Wednesday near Three Rivers, Calif.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A helicopter drops water on a hillside amid thick smoke
A helicopter drops water on a hillside in the Sequoia National Forest on the Windy fire near the Tule River Reservation on Thursday.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Firefighters carry a small downed tree
Roosevelt Hotshots crew member Heidi Waterman, right, clears a firebreak with colleagues ahead of the oncoming Windy fire Thursday on the Tule River Reservation.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A water bucket dangles from a helicopter against a smoke-filled sky
Smoke pours from a hillside in Sequoia National Forest as the Windy fire burns near the Tule River Reservation on Thursday.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A firefighter walks along a bare ridge as smoke rises behind
Sierra Cobras fire crew member Gustavo Cisneros keeps an eye on a hillside as flames roil the Sequoia National Forest as the Windy fire burns near the Tule River Reservation on Thursday.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Firefighters clear brush
Roosevelt Hotshots crew member Patrick Breen drags a manzanita branch while clearing a hillside for a fire break ahead of the Windy fire burning on the Tule River Reservation on Thursday.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Firefighters rest in the shade of trees
Roosevelt Hotshots catch some rest between clearing a fire break ahead of the Windy fire Thursday on the Tule River Reservation.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
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