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For nearly two weeks, the nation has been transfixed by wildfire spreading through Yosemite National Park, threatening to pollute San Francisco’s water supply and destroy some of America’s most cherished landscapes. As terrible as the Rim Fire
Yahoo Finance · 9/3/2013
GROVELAND, Calif. -- Firefighters battling the giant wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada added a California National Guard Predator drone to their arsenal Wednesday to give them almost immediate views of any portion of the flames chewing through rugged ...
The Huffington Post · ByTracie Cone andBrian Skoloff · 8/29/2013
Yosemite is one of the biggest experimental landscapes for prescribed fire and it's going to pay off,’ Safford said. ‘The Rim Fire is starting to hit all those old fire scars.’ The 350-mile-long Sierra Nevada is a unique mountain system in the U.S ...
Daily Mail · 8/28/2013
After the massive Rim Fire occurred last year in the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park of California’s Sierra Nevada, representatives from the U.S. Forest Service fanned the flames of fear and misunderstanding regarding wildland fire.
Earth Island Institute · 6/3/2014
The stubborn Rim Fire, one of the largest wildfire in California's history, is 70% contained, the U.S. Forest Service said Monday night. With rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast, firefighters who have toiled tirelessly for days will likely make ...
CNN · 9/3/2013
National Air Guardsmen took off from Moffett Airfield in Mountain View in the hopes of gaining control of several wildfires raging in the Yosemite area - spots that are popular with many Northern California residents trying to enjoy their last week or two ...
NBC Bay Area · ByLisa Fernandez · 8/22/2013
The Rim Fire that burned during late summer this year was unprecedented in recorded history for the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Calfornia. I took a trip out to Yosemite over Veterans Day weekend to have a look at the aftermath of this fire. Driving in and ...
Daily Kos · 12/6/2013
The so-called Rim Fire, which has burned 134,000 acres, caused the closure of the White Wolf area of the park on its western side, said Yosemite spokesman Tom Medema. Thirteen of 74 camps were occupied and evacuated, he said. The flames had …
New York Daily News · 8/26/2013
The new Rim Fire at Yosemite National Park is a blessing and a curse. Reports of this forest fire covering a large area of land north west of Yosemite are headline news. The size of land that is already burned is more than the size of whole Caribbean ...
Guardian LV · 9/1/2013
Some areas of the Stanislaus National Forest ravaged by the Rim Fire had not burned in 100 years. Most of the land that now resembles a moonscape burned on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22, when the fire jumped to canopies and was spreading the fastest. In …
The Weather Channel · 9/19/2013

Rim Fire

The Rim Fire was a wildland fire that was started in a remote canyon in Stanislaus National Forest in California. This portion of the centra…
The Rim Fire was a wildland fire that was started in a remote canyon in Stanislaus National Forest in California. This portion of the central Sierra Nevada region occupies Tuolumne and Mariposa counties of California. The fire started on August 17, 2013, during the 2013 California wildfire season. It was the third largest wildfire in California's history, having burned 257,314 acres, It is also the largest wildfire on record in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Rim Fire was fully contained on Thursday, October 24, 2013 after a nine-week firefighting battle. More than year passed before it was declared out on Nov. 4th, 2014. Due to a lack of winter rains, some logs smoldered in the interior portion of the fire throughout the winter.
  • Date: Aug 17, 2013
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