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Rim Fire Update #8--August 23 8:00 AM

Incident: Rim Fire Wildfire
Released: 8/23/2013

RIM FIRE INFORMATION

Update #8

Release for Thursday, August 23, 2013/Time: 8:00 AM

Incident Statics

Acres Burned: 105,620 Structures Threatened: 4,500

Containment: 2% Structures Destroyed: 16

Fire Start Date: August 17, 2013 Injuries: 1

Fire Cause: Under Investigation Total Personnel: 2,011

Cost to date: $5.4 Million

Fire Update

Road Closures

Highway 120 remains closed to all inbound and outbound Yosemite National Park traffic. Ferretti Road and Highway 120 to Pine Mountain Drive and Ferretti Road, Smith Station at Highway 120, Cherry Lake at Highway 120, and Evergreen Road.

Evacuations

An evacuation order has been ordered for the area north of Ferretti Road to Elderberry Road. An evacuation advisory has been issued for the community of Pine Mountain Lake. Communities along Ferretti Road from Highway 120 to Pine Mountain Road and Highway 120 at the Yosemite National Park boundary west to Smith station have been evacuated. Evacuation center is located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora.

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/

Unit Information

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Stanislaus National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
19777 Greenley Road
Sonora, CA 95370

Incident Contacts

Rim Fire Information
Phone: 209-532-3671 ext. 243
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM
Rim Fire Information
Phone: 209-432-3509
Hours: 6am-10pm
Rim Fire Information
Phone: 209-432-3509
Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 8AM-8PM
Yosemite National Park Fire Informaion
Phone: 209-372-0327
Hours: 7am-10pm Sunday-Saturday
Yosemite National Park Fire Information
Phone: 209-372-0329
Hours: 7am-10pm Sunday-Satuday
Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor'S Office
Phone: 209-532-3671
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