Rim Update -- September 12, 2013 8:00am
Incident: Rim Fire Wildfire
Rim Fire Update
September 12 2013 6:00 AM
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Acres Burned: 255 560 (399 square miles)
Fire Start Date: August 17 2013
Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Cost to date: $105 million
Structures Threatened: 1 285
Residences Destroyed: 11
Commercial Property Destroyed: 3
Outbuildings Destroyed: 97
Total Personnel 2 764
Crews continue to patrol mop-up and monitor all areas of the fire. Fire behavior is minimal to moderate in interior areas that have been contained for over a week. Suppression repair plan implementation has begun. Inside containment lines the fire is still 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. Moderate fire spread to the northeast into Yosemite Wilderness areas north of Hetch Hetchy reservoir is expected.
Anyone traveling on roads where the fire has burned should use extreme caution. There are many fire personnel and equipment still working in the area. Other 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.
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 has issued an area closure for the entire Groveland Ranger District and for the Mi-Wok Ranger District east of State Route 108. Additional details are 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.
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.
State Route 120 (Tioga Road) remains closed from Crane Flat to 1 1⁄2 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.
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://www.inciweb.org/incident/3660/. All media are requested to report to the Incident Command Post to check in with Public Information Officers.