California’s Rim Fire

The Rim Fire in California has burned 160,980 acres on the northwest side of Yosemite National Park and is roughly 2% contained. The fire has burned about 18 square miles in remote areas of the Park, prompting California Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.

Smoke and flames from the Rim fire fill the sky above near Yosemite National Park,  (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Smoke and flames from the Rim fire fill the sky above near Yosemite National Park, (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

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