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Rim Fire Continues to Burn Out of Control; Highway 120 West Still Closed into Yosemite

| August 21, 2013

The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control this morning and remains a pain in the ass to attack due to steep terrain and the inaccessible nature of the area.

Here’s what’s going on:

  • Highway 120 from Groveland to Yosemite is still closed. Use Highway 49.
  • Rangers are turning around visitors at the 120 exit of the park.
  • Massive evacuations are still in effect from Ferretti Road to Yosemite National Park’s boundary.
  • 2 homes and five buildings were lost.
  • 2500 other structures are threatened.

Rain showers helped yesterday halting the spread of the fire in several directions but the fire is continuing to burn in a southeasterly direction. The fire is 0% contained.

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