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Yosemite National Park has announced the reopening of some areas that had been closed because of the Rim Fire last summer and fall.
The lack of rain and snow in the Sierra has helped speed cleanup of one of the worst fires in California history. Crews have made substantial progress on land burned in the Rim Fire.
The devastating Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park cost the local economy about $800 million, according to a new report.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to make federal disaster aid available to the State of California because of this summer's Rim Fire in Tuolomne County.
There is a fundraising dinner in Sonora tomorrow for ranchers who suffered significant losses in the Rim Fire this summer.
The Rim Fire burning in and around Yosemite is expected to be 100 per contained by midnight. Tourism in the region has taken a big hit, but businesses in Oakhurst and Groveland are hoping to recapture some of those tourist dollars starting tomorrow.
Fire officials say devastation from the Rim Fire is the largest in the area since the 14th Century, calling the area a contiguous 'moonscape.' The fire is now 84 percent contained.
The Rim Fire has grown to the third largest in California history, with full containment expected on Sept. 20. Officials say it could take decades for the landscape to recover.
Fire officials plan to discuss the status of the Rim Fire with area residents at a special meeting, set for 6 p.m. Sunday at the Twain Harte Park Amphitheater in Twain Harte. Containment is holding at 80 percent, while the fire continues to burn.
Investigators from the U.S. Forest Service say they know how the fire still burning in Yosemite National Park started. The State of California will recover much of what it spent fighting the fire.
The fire continues to grow slowly, with containment holding at 80 percent. Total acreage burned is 237,341 acres and 3,975 personnel are working the incident. Approximately 2,490 structures remain threatened. Update: 11:45 p.m. Wednesday
As firefighters gain control over the Rim Fire, environmental groups have begun addressing erosion dangers for the Tuolomne River area.
Mandatory evacuations for Mariposa County have been lifted, as firefighters continue to make progress on the Rim Fire. The fire has burned 235,843 acres, and is 75 percent contained. There are 4,359 personnel working the incident. Update: 12:18 p.m.
Firefighters continue to make steady progress from the air and ground, as containment of the Rim Fire has grown to 70 percent. Total acreage burned stood at 235,841 Monday evening. Update: 9:30 p.m.
The Rim Fire burning in Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park is the largest wildfire to date in the U.S. this year, and remains the No. 1 priority for wildland firefighting. Get the latest details on the fire.
Fire officials estimate the full containment date of the Rim Fire is Sept. 20, as progress continues. As of late Saturday, 222,777 acres had burned, with 40 percent containment. More than 5,000 personnel are working the fire. Update: 12 a.m. Sunday.
The mandatory evacuation for areas around Bull Creek Road to Little Grizzly Mountain have been LIFTED. The fire has grown to 219,277 acres acres, with containment holding at 35 percent. Update: 4:25 p.m.
Cal Fire says it’s making progress on the Rim Fire burning in Tuolumne County.
Firefighters are making progress in slowing the growth of the Rim Fire, using burnout operations on the ground and an aggressive attack from above, using air tankers and helicopters. Update: 11:15 a.m.
CalFire says crews are turning the corner against the "Rim Fire" burning in the Yosemite National Park area. Time lapse video added. Update: 1:26 p.m.
Rim Fire - Wednesday Update: Structure Toll Rises, Air Quality WorsensWed, Aug 28, 2013
Rim Fire Costing Plenty, Hurting Some BusinessesTue, Aug 27, 2013
Rim Fire - Tuesday Update: Evacuation Areas Expand as Fire Keeps GrowingTue, Aug 27, 2013
Businesses Effected By Rim Fire Eligible For Tax ReprieveMon, Aug 26, 2013
Rim Fire - Monday Update: Fire Grows To More Than 225 Square MilesMon, Aug 26, 2013
Rim Fire - Sunday Update: Winds Fan the Flames, Fire Now 14th Largest in CA HistorySun, Aug 25, 2013
Rim Fire Keeps Growing, Containment SlowSat, Aug 24, 2013
Rim Fire Continues to Grow at 'Explosive Rate'Fri, Aug 23, 2013
Rim Fire Triples in Size Overnight, Crews AddedThu, Aug 22, 2013
Fires and Hot Temperatures Worsen Air Quality in Northern CaliforniaMon, Aug 19, 2013