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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 Is Not Affecting Eastern Madera County

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – We have been getting a lot of inquiries from folks outside the area about the effects of the Rim Fire on Eastern Madera County. We are happy to report that the skies are clear, the weather is perfect and it’s a great time to visit our area!

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Oakhurst Man Guilty Of 16 Felonies

MADERA COUNTY – A Madera County Superior Court jury has found an Oakhurst man guilty of five counts of assault with a firearm on a peace officer, five counts of resisting a peace officer, and six other counts for weapons and ammunition possession and escape.

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Your Back To School Photo Album

MOUNTAIN AREA — Alarm clocks went off early last week and continue to do so this week too, as kids across the have districts started back to school. We asked parents to send in first-day pics and you did. The SNO community sends a big “thank you!” to all the kids, parents, teachers, staff and administrators who make school happen ...

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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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