Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Rim Fire UPDATE August 27, 2013

    UPDATE:  Per Daniel Berlant of CalFire the Rim Fire is now the 7th largest wildfire in California's recorded history. It is 20% contained.

   UPDATE:  As of 7:30 AM the Rim Fire is 179,481 acres officially. That's nearly 20,000 acres growth since yesterday.

   The Rim Fire is now 160,980 acres and is 20% contained. The are thunderstorms headed for the Yosemite but are not expected to reach the the fire.

   Bulldozers are trying to draw a line around the Giant Sequoias in Yosemite. Ash is now a concern to San Francisco's water supply.  It has cost $27 million so far.

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