Rim Fire Update #6--August 22, 2013 8:00 A.M.
Incident: Rim Fire Wildfire
RIM FIRE INFORMATION
Release for Thursday, August 22, 2013/Time: 8:00 AM
Acres Burned: 53,866 Structures Threatened: 2,500
Containment: 2% Structures Destroyed: 9
Fire Start Date: August 17, 2013 Injuries: 0
Fire Cause: Under Investigation Total Personnel: 1,356
Cost to date: $2.8 Million
- Firefighter and public safety remains the highest priority.
- The Rim Fire has transitioned into unified command with CalFire.
- The Rim Fire is located within the Stanislaus National Forest on the Groveland Ranger District. The fire burned actively through the day yesterday, progressing west towards the community of Pine Mountain Lake, east along Highway 120, and to the north. Direct suppression efforts are occurring in the vicinity of communities and structural defense is in place. Use and availability of aircraft greatly improved suppression efforts.
Highway 120 remains closed to all inbound and outbound Yosemite National Park traffic. Ferretti Road and Highway 120 to Pine Mountain Drive, Smith Station at Highway 120, Cherry Lake at Highway 120, and Evergreen Road.
An evacuation advisory has been issued for the community of Pine Mountain Lake. Communities along Ferretti Road from Highway 120 to Clements Road and Highway 120 at the Yosemite National Park boundary west to Smith station have been evacuated. Evacuation centers are at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora and Greeley Hill Community Center.
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/