Rim Fire

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Rim Fire

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Approximate Location

37.857 latitude, -120.086 longitude

Incident Overview

Deer Grass is beginning to grow within the devastated fire are

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Incident Statistics

Acres Burned: 257 314 (402 square miles) Structures Threatened: 0

Containment: 100% Residences Destroyed: 11

Fire Start Date: August 17 2013 Commercial Property Destroyed: 3

Fire Cause: Under Investigation Outbuildings Destroyed: 98

Cost to date: $127.350 million Injuries: 10

Total Personnel 42

Fire Update

The Rim fire is now being managed by the Groveland and Mi-Wok Ranger Districts on the Stanislaus National Forest. Minimal fire spread is expected over the next week. There is one 800-1000 acre pocket of vegetation near Kibbie Lake that remains with a potential to burn. Resources will continue to patrol and mop-up while continuing to implement the suppression repair plan. Commercial recreation along the Tuolumne and Clavey Rivers continues to be impacted. The developed areas of Hetch-Hetchy remain evacuated.

Park and Forest Closures:

Evergreen Road is open only to Evergreen Lodge. Hetch Hetchy and surrounding facilities in Yosemite Park remain closed to public access due to hazardous trees. Aspen Valley is open to residents only. Tuolumne Grove and Hodgdon Meadow Campground remain closed. The Stanislaus National Forest issued an updated Rim Fire Area Closure (dated September 12 2013) for the Groveland and Mi-Wok Ranger Districts. Cherry Lake Road is closed at Hwy 120. Old Yosemite and Harden Flat Roads are closed. Some secondary roads within the fire area remain closed to non-residents. Merced Grove and Tamarack Flat are open.

Additional Information:

Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor's Office 209-532-3671; Mi-Wok Ranger Station 209-586-3234; Summit Ranger Station 209-965-3434; and Groveland Ranger Station 209-962-7825; and Yosemite National Park 209-372-0200.

For more information please contact the Veronica Garcia at 209-532-3671 ext 243

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday August 17th, 2013 approx. 03:15 PM
LocationGroveland Range District, Stanislaus NF

Current Situation

Total Personnel42
Size257,314 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 24th, 2013 approx. 04:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Brush, Oaks, and Pine, conifer stands


Projected Incident Activity


Unit Information

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Stanislaus National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Sonora, CA 95370

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