In celebration of Yosemite’s 123rd Birthday even Google has gotten into the act with this awesome doodle. Today marks the 123rd birthday of Yosemite National Park. That is to say, Yosemite has been around quite some time and rumor has it, a much longer time than before people came to this part of the world. [...]
Check out this interesting map of the Rim Fire. It has all the firelines marked on it which makes it REALLY interesting. You can see the things the fire crews focused on, you can see lines that were cut and overrun by the fire and you can see where the fire is still burning.
To date the fire has cost an estimated $102 million, destroyed 11 residences, 3 businesses, 97 outbuildings and continues to threaten over 1200 structures.
Check out today’s beautiful Photo of the Day from Aland De Wit. Guaranteed to cure what ail’s ya’.
The Rim Fire is 80% contained but there’s still a lot of Northern Yosemite that’s closed.
Great news for everyone who has been following, the Rim Fire has reached 80% containment. Evacuation advisories have been lifted along Highway 108 from Ponderosa Hills to Pinecrest.
The Rim Fire is now over 32% contained and is expected to be completely contained by September 20th. To date the fire has burned almost 200,000 acres, destroyed 11 residences/buildings and has been responsible for 4 injuries.
We’ve been posting a lot of information about the Rim Fire and we haven’t really done a Photo of the Day in a while but I think we could all use a Photo of the Day right about now.
The fire is continuing to burn towards the Tioga Road which is now closed to support fire suppression efforts.