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The Latest Facts On Rim Fire

Tuolumne County, CA — The Rim Fire Incident Command has released a facts sheet on the blaze.

Here is the Rim Fire Facts Sheet as released by Incident Command:



  • Day 14

  • Acreage: 201,894

  • Largest fire in the United States to date in 2013•

  • No. 1-ranked on national firefighting priority list

  • Fifth largest fire in California history
    •Second largest U.S. fire to date in 2013: Lime Hills Fire, Alaska 201,809 acres

  • States that have sent firefighters or other personnel:
    41 and the District of Columbia

  • Uncontrolled fire edge: 96.8 miles

  • Completed containment line: 65.5 miles Completed dozer line: 105.7 miles

  • Total aviation hours: 14,400

  • Water dropped: 1.4 million gallons Fire retardant dropped: 1.7 million gallons

  • Proportion of the fire burning within the Stanislaus National Forest:
    74.6 percent

  • Proportion of the fire burning in Yosemite National Park:
    24 percent

  • Proportion of the fire burning on state and private property:
    1.4

  • Proportion of the Stanislaus National Forest within the fire perimeter:
    16.8 percent


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