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Rim Fire Destroys Camp, Causes Cancellations

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – Families who have been camping at the Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp for years gathered yesterday to mourn the loss of the camp, which was consumed by the Rim Fire on Sunday. The fire has now grown to 179,481 acres with 20% containment, and U.S. Forest Service officials confirmed yesterday that most structures at the camp have been ...

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Update On The Rim Fire August 26

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – The Rim Fire has now grown to 160,980 acres, with 20% containment. Total personnel assigned to the incident is at 3,752, including 20 engines from the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit, along with 3 dozers, 4 hand crews and 26 support staff.

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Rim Fire Now Nearly 150,000 Acres

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – As the Rim Fire continues its advance to the north and east, over 15,000 of the 149,780 acres burned are inside Yosemite National Park, and new evacuation orders have been issued. According to Park Superintendent Don Neubacher, most of the fire activity in Yosemite is near Cherry Lake, Lake Eleanor and the Hetch Hetchy area.

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Rim Fire Advances East

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – The Rim Fire has now burned 133,980 acres on the Stanislaus National Forest and in the northwest corner of Yosemite National Park. Though the fire consumed another 8,000 acres since yesterday, fire officials report that good progress was made constructing and securing firelines along the southwestern, northwestern and northern portions overnight, and they now have 7% containment.

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Update On The Rim Fire Aug. 24

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – Firefighters on the Rim Fire have now gained 5% containment of the 125,620 acre blaze. There have been 23 structures lost in the fire that started on Aug. 17, and some 4,500 are still threatened. The number of personnel assigned to the incident has reached 2,672, and cost to date for suppression efforts is now $7.8 million.

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Rim Fire Consumes Over 125,000 Acres

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – The Rim Fire has now grown to 125,620 with just 5% containment. Crews continued to arrive throughout the day, with the number of personnel assigned to the incident now reaching 2,672. Throughout the day, trees were crowning, the fire was running along the surface of the ground, and the torching of trees sent sparks out ahead of ...

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City Of Tuolumne Evacuation Advisory

TUOLUMNE COUNTY- An evacuation advisory has been issued for the City of Tuolumne and Ponderosa Hills. This advisory has been issued by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. An evacuation order is issued when there is an immediate threat to life and/or property. The Rim Fire has been raging through the Groveland Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest, and entered ...

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Rim Fire Scorches Over 63,000 Acres

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – The Rim Fire, burning on the Groveland Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest, has more than tripled in size since Wednesday, growing to 63,366 acres. So far 9 structures have been destroyed, with some 2,500 more threatened just to the west of Ferretti Road north of Highway 120.

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Evacuations Lifted Along East Westfall

MARIPOSA COUNTY – An order to evacuate homes along East Westfall Road has been lifted as of 7 p.m. this evening, and residents are being allowed to return to their homes. Firefighters have the Westfall Fire contained at approximately five acres, with a one-acre spot fire and several smaller ones, according to Cal Fire spokesperson Karen Guillemin.

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Two Fires Burning Near North Fork

NORTH FORK – The fierce lightning storm that hammered the area last night sparked two fires when trees were struck by lightning on Peckinpah Mountain. The Cascadel Fire has been contained at two acres, burning in conifer and brush. Crew 195 from Minarets Workstation has the blaze under control, and is in the process of mop-up. The Whiskey Fire, in ...

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