Check out this video from one of the MAFFS C-130J that have been helping to fight the fire in Yosemite and the Stanislaus National Forest by dropping fire retardant.
The Rim Fire has made it’s way well into Yosemite National Park and is burning in the north west side of the park and the areas adjacent to Hetch Hetchy. Currently a number of closures are in place for public safety and to allow fire crews to actively fight the fire and prepare defenses around key environmental areas and structures.
The Rim Fire has burned over 60,000 acres and is continuing to burn unchecked. Last reports have the fire again spreading north, this time toward Cherry Lake and Lake Eleanor. More of our friends in Groveland have been evacuated as the fire moves west toward Pine Mountain Lake.
The Rim Fire is continuing to burn out of control this morning causing massive evacuations along Highway 120 into Yosemite and threatening 2500 structures.
A wildfire, which was discovered Saturday afternoon, has closed the Highway 120 north entrance of Yosemite and has caused the evacuation of park guests, area residents, business owners and national forest service personnel along the Highway 120 corridor.