Rim Fire Update #3--August 20, 2013
Incident: Rim Fire Wildfire
RIM FIRE INFORMATION
Release for Tuesday, August 20, 2013/Time: 9:00 PM
Acres Burned: 10,170 Structures Threatened: 2,500
Containment: 0% Structures Destroyed: 7
Fire Start Date: August 17, 2013 Injuries: 0
Fire Cause: Under Investigation Total Personnel: 711
Cost to date: $1.7 Million
- The Rim Fire is located within the Stanislaus National Forest on the Groveland Ranger District. It continues to burn in the Tuolumne River Canyon from the Lumsden Bridge to the northeast. The fire has crossed the confluence of the Tuolumne and Clavey rivers and is burning to the north toward Walton Cabin Spring. The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team is in command of the Rim Fire.
- The Rim Fire burned two residences and five outbuildings along Packard Canyon Road yesterday as the fire pushed eastward. Structures remain threatened and structure defense is in progress.
- Firefighter and public safety remains the highest priority.
Ferretti Road and Highway 120 to Clements Road, Smith Station at Highway 120, Cherry Lake at Highway 120, and Highway 120 remain closed to all outbound traffic from Yosemite National Park.
Communities along Ferretti Road from Highway 120 to Clements Road, Highway 120 at Cherry Lake Road west to Smith Station, Sawmill and Spinning Wheel campgrounds and Tawonga Camp have been evacuated. Evacuation centers are at the Sonora Fairgrounds and Greeley Hill Community Center.
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/