Photos: Windy fire continues to burn along the Trail of 100 Giants in Sequoia National Forest

Flames lick a tree as the Windy fire burns in Sequoia National Forest.
Flames lick a tree as the Windy fire burns in the Trail of 100 Giants grove in Sequoia National Forest.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)
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The Windy fire, in the Giant Sequoia National Monument area of Sequoia National Forest and the Tule River Indian Reservation, has scorched more than 39 square miles and is only 4% contained.

The fire has burned through the Peyrone and Red Hill groves, as well as a portion of the Long Meadow Grove along the Trail of 100 Giants.

A portion of one giant sequoia along the trail was confirmed to have burned, said Thanh Nguyen, a spokesman for the fire command.

Fire crews with hoses and water-dropping helicopters were working to limit damage to the giant sequoias in the groves, where there are also other types of trees.

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Sequoias have adapted to fire and can benefit if the flames are low-intensity.

Firefighters battle the Windy fire in the Trail of 100 Giants grove of Sequoia National Forest.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)
The Windy fire burns in Sequoia National Forest.
The Windy fire burned through the Peyrone and Red Hill groves, and a portion of the Long Meadow Grove along the Trail of 100 Giants in Sequoia National Forest, on Sunday.
(Mike McMillan / Bureau of Indian Affairs)
The Windy fire burns in Sequoia National Forest.
A firefighter hoses down hot spots from the Windy fire.
(Mike McMillan / Bureau of Indian Affairs)
Flames lick a tree in the Trail of 100 Giants grove in Sequoia National Forest.
Flames lick a tree in the Trail of 100 Giants grove in Sequoia National Forest on Sunday.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)
The Windy fire burns in Sequoia National Forest.
The Windy fire burns along the Trail of 100 Giants in Sequoia National Forest on Sunday.
(Mike McMillan / Bureau of Indian Affairs)
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The Windy fire burned through the Peyrone and Red Hill groves in Sequoia National Forest.
The Windy fire burned through the Peyrone and Red Hill groves, and a portion of the Long Meadow Grove in Sequoia National Forest.
(Mike McMillan / Bureau of Indian Affairs)