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The KNP Complex has been burning since Sept. 9, when lightning ignited two fires that later merged.
The fire was 87% contained Monday morning and its size was holding at about 27 square miles.
Fire crews made significant progress overnight against a wildfire burning for nearly a week in Southern California coastal mountains.
"The fire is burning in dense chaparral and is being pushed by strong winds and growing at a rapid rate of speed."
Firefighters have taken extraordinary measures to protect the sequoias by wrapping fire-resistant material around the bases of some giants.
As the Great Chicago Fire roared 250 miles south, the arguably greater Peshtigo Fire leveled more than 1 million acres.
The lightning-caused KNP Complex that erupted on Sept. 9 has burned into 15 giant sequoia groves in the park.