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RIM FIRE Now 3RD Largest Wildfire in Calif. History

Posted by feww on September 7, 2013

Monster Wildfire devours 246,350 acres, including more than 50,000 acres in Yosemite National Park

RIM FIRE has become the 3rd largest wildfire in California history after burning at least 246,350 acres (997km², or 385mi²), including about 7 percent of Yosemite’s backcountry. The fire was reportedly 80 percent contained as of posting.

Top 4 Largest Wildfires in California History

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Rim Fire information may change until the fire is contained. Source: Cal Fire.

Fire Update [Inciweb]

Fire activity is expected to intensify Friday as unburned areas within control lines are consumed on the Rim Fire. Hotter and drier weather conditions will persist through Sunday increasing the chance of spotting of embers across containment lines.

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RIM FIRE Wildfire – Flames & Sunset, South Flank. Credit: USFS/Mike McMillan

RIM FIRE Wildfire

  • Cause: Under Investigation
  • Date of Origin: Saturday August 17th, 2013
  • Location: Groveland Range District, Stanislaus NF
  • Total Personnel: 3,634
  • Size: 246,350 acres
  • Percent Contained: 80%
  • Estimated Containment Date: Friday September 20th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM

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One Response to “RIM FIRE Now 3RD Largest Wildfire in Calif. History”

  1. Cathy said

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