Rim Fire Update #11--August 24, 2013 10:00 PM
Incident: Rim Fire Wildfire
RIM FIRE INFORMATION
Release for Saturday, August 24, 2013/Time: 10:00 PM
Acres Burned: 129,620 Structures Threatened: 4,500
Containment: 7% Structures Destroyed: 23
Fire Start Date: August 17, 2013 Injuries: 2
Fire Cause: Under Investigation Total Personnel: 2,637
Cost to date: $12.4 Million
The Rim Fire remained the most active today along the northern and eastern edges of the fire. The evacuation advisory and order have been lifted for the residents of Pine Mountain Lake, with the exception of Graham Ranch Road. Fire crews will remain in the area to patrol and ensure the containment lines continue to hold. On the western side of the fire, crews successfully conducted firing operations to bring the fire line down to the Tuolumne River in efforts to keep the fire from spreading to the west toward Highway 108 corridor. Structure defense continued in the Mather area; crews also focused on the eastern edge of the fire in Yosemite National Park to minimize impacts to our national treasure.
The Stanislaus National Forest has issued an area closure for the entire Groveland Ranger District and for the Mi-Wok Ranger District east of Highway 108. Additional details are available from the Groveland Ranger District, 209-962-7825.
Highway 120 remains closed to all inbound and outbound Yosemite National Park traffic to Crane Flat. Also closed are Graham Ranch Road, Smith Station at Highway 120, Cherry Lake at Highway 120, and Evergreen Road. Highway 120 from Ferretti Road to Buck Meadows remains open only for local residents and business only.
An evacuation advisory has been issued for Tuolumne City and the area east of Highway 108 to Mi-Wok Village. Highway 120 at the Yosemite National Park boundary west to Buck Meadows has been evacuated.
An evacuation center is at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora.
For more information on this press release or if you have questions regarding the information, please contact the Rim Fire at 805-727-4775 Updated information can also be obtained at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3660/