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Rim Fire Gets Sprinkles But There's Heat In The Forecast

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – Firefighters are gaining the upper hand on the Rim Fire, with 70% containment of the blaze that has now grown to 235,841 acres. The estimated date for total containment is Sept. 20. A bit of very light precipitation on the fire today helped to calm the fire activity a little, but it was reported to be in ...

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Missing Firefighter Is From Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A firefighter missing for three days on the Jemez Ranger District in New Mexico is a Yosemite High School graduate from Coarsegold. KRQE News 13 in New Mexico is reporting that Token Adams, 41, an engine captain with the US Forest Service, was responding to a fire on the Santa Fe National Forest, but failed to show up ...

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Firefighters Gaining Ground On Rim Fire

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – Firefighters have gained some ground on the Rim Fire, achieving 60% containment of the 228,670 acre blaze. Click here for a map of the completed fireline. After several days of dense smoke throughout our area and the San Joaquin Valley, a shift in the winds back to a southwesterly flow has cleared the air and blue skies ...

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Was Rim Fire Caused By Pot Grow?

TWAIN HARTE – A YouTube video is causing quite a stir over the cause of the now 219,277 acre Rim Fire that has been ripping through Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, and Yosemite National Park for the past two weeks. Todd McNeal, Twain Harte Fire Chief and Division Group Supervisor on the Rim Fire, addressed a community meeting last week, where ...

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Rim Fire Now Over 200,000 Acres

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – Some residents are being allowed to return home near the 201,894 acre Rim Fire. The fire now covers some 315 square miles and is 32% contained. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday lifted the evacuation advisory for Tuolumne City, Soulsbyville and Willow Springs.

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Boy Scouts Learn About Firefighting Up Close

Written by Scoutmaster Dave Smith NORTH FORK – The Scouts of Boy Scout Troop 357, North Fork, spent Saturday, Aug. 17, learning about fire suppression and some of the effects of the Aspen Fire. The Scouts began the day by touring North Fork Volunteer Fire Station 11. While there, they were able to view the water tender, engine and squad ...

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Rim Fire Now 30% Contained

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – As the Rim Fire scorches 192,737 acres in Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties and into western boundary of Yosemite National Park, firefighters have now completed line around 30% of the fire. Of the 111 structures destroyed in the massive fire, 11 were residences, 3 were commercial properties and 97 are classified as outbuildings. About 4,500 are still considered ...

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Rim Fire Update August 28

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – The Rim Fire continued its unrelenting march through the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park today, growing to 187,466 acres and resisting firefighters’ efforts to gain more than 23% containment. The fire has destroyed 111 structures to date.

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Fire Restrictions On The Sierra National Forest

A message from the US Forest Service – SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Fire season came early this year and it’s not over. The Fire Danger condition is currently “High.” Given current fire activity throughout California and nationally, please help spread the word about Fire Restrictions on the Sierra National Forest and help keep the public safe from wildfire. Reduced snow ...

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