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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rim Fire Updated Information and Closures: September 12, 2013 7:00pm 255 858 acres (399 square miles) #CaFire

RIM FIRE PERIMETER, LOCATION AND HOTSPOT MAP 9-12-13
RIM FIRE PERIMETER, LOCATION AND HOTSPOT MAP 9-12-13
Update 9/30: Rim Fire CA-STF-002857 Tuolumne County 
257,135 acres, 89%, Type 3 IC Otterson/Singer
Log trucks are operating on state highways 108 and 120 and motorists are advised to use caution. Resources continue to monitor the fire in the Yosemite and Emigrant Wilderness areas.


Park and Forest Closures
Yosemite National Park has closed Tamarack Flat and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds both located along Tioga Road. White Wolf Campground and White Wolf Lodge remain closed. The Stanislaus National Forest issued an updated (September 12 2013) Rim Fire Closure for the Groveland and Mi-Wok Ranger Districts. Additional information is available from the Stanislaus Forest Supervisor's Office 209-532-3671; Mi-Wok Ranger Station (209) 586-3234; Summit Ranger Station 209-965-3434; and Groveland Ranger Station 209-962-7825.
Road Closures
State Route 120 (Tioga Road) remains closed from Crane Flat to 1 รณ miles east of White Wolf. Park visitors can access Tuolumne Meadows from SR-395 via the park entrance at Tioga Pass. Cherry Lake Road is closed at State Route 120. Evergreen Road Old Yosemite Road and Hardin Flat Road are closed. Some secondary roads within the fire area remain closed to non-residents.

Road Openings
Evergreen Road is opened to Evergreen Lodge. State Hwy 120 is open to Crane Flat. The Big Oak Flat Road is open. Businesses are open and providing services (gasoline food and lodging) for travelers.

Incident Statistics
Acres Burned: 255 858 (399 square miles)

Structures Threatened: 1 285
Containment: 80%
Residences Destroyed: 11
Fire Start Date: August 17 2013
Commercial Property Destroyed: 3
Fire Cause: Arson (Hunters warming fire suspected)
Outbuildings Destroyed: 98
Cost to date: $107.8 million
Injuries: 9
Total Personnel 2 572

Fire Update
Today fire activity was minimal with the exception of areas north of Hetch Hetchy reservoir in the Yosemite Wilderness and in the interior where unburned vegetation continues to burn. Suppression repair continues on fire containment lines. Tonight crews will continue to patrol mop-up and monitor areas for fire activity. Inside containment lines the fire will continue to be active in the Clavey River Reynolds Creek and Jawbone Creek drainages as well as to the west of Harden Lake Harden Road and Tioga Road.
Public Safety
Anyone traveling on roads within the fire area should use extreme caution. Fire personnel and equipment continue to work in the area. Hazards include smoke weakened trees (that may fall) and hot burning stump holes. If you must drive through the fire area please do not stop leave the roadway or enter the burned area on foot.
More Information
For more information or if you have questions please contact the Rim Fire at 805-727-4775. If you have questions about Yosemite National Park call 209-372-0327 or 209-372-0329. Updated information is also available at http://calfire.blogspot.com/2013/08/rim-fire-update-as-of-august-27-2013.html 

Media
All media are requested to report to the Incident Command Post to check in with Public Information Officers.- Note Media Not Required To Check in, Incident Command Has Demostrated A Very Heavy Handed, Illegal, Dangerous Law Enforcement Presence At Checkpoints.


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