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 Rim Fire in Yosemite has been called apocalyptic. This fire is so large that it’s creating its own weather patterns, moving itself along. As flames leap through treetops towards groves of ancient sequoias and burn through nearly 200,000 acres of land ...
Decoded Science · 8/31/2013
LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Yosemite Fire Map 2013 for the Rim Fire in Groveland is now impacting Pine Mountain Lake. Officials tell news that the fire near but not in Yosemite has prompted an evacuation advisory for more residences in the area.
Lalate · 8/21/2013
The wildfire burning in and near Yosemite National Park in California has charred 293 square miles, destroying at least 11 houses and endangering several mountain communities. Containment was estimated at 23 percent on Tuesday. The Rim Fire, as it is …
Washington Post · 8/28/2013
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
GROVELAND, Calif. (KTLA) -- Firefighters on Sunday continued to battle the so-called Rim Fire, which has burned more than 133,000 acres in the Stanislaus National Forest and is only 7 percent contained.
Yahoo News · 10/4/2015
The eastern flank of the so-called Rim Fire blazed through forests in and around Yosemite National Park and burned to within 1.6 km of Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on the Tuolumne River. That raised concerns about the possibility of ash …
ABC Online · 8/27/2013
The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 15 percent contained.
89.3 KPCC · 8/27/2013
The giant wildfire burning at the edge of Yosemite National Park has not only destroyed ... surpassing the Klamath Theater Complex fire of 2008. The plume from the Rim Fire in California triggered emergency warnings in the Reno and Carson City area.
NBC Bay Area · 8/29/2013
The Rim ... largest fire in California since records began in 1932. By the morning of September 3, the fire had burned 235,841 acres (954 square kilometers or 369 square miles) of brush, oaks, and pine in the Sierra Nevada Range near and in Yosemite ...
Science World Report · 9/3/2013

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 spans the Tuolumne and Mariposa counties. 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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