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New Rim Fire Fact Sheet

Tuolumne County, CA — The Rim Fire continues to rack up new titles as it has grown to 237, 341acres.


Here are the latest facts released by Incident Command:


Rim Fire:


Largest wildfire in the United States to date in 2013
(Second largest to date in 2013: Lime Hills Fire, Alaska 201,809 acres)


No. 1-ranked on national wild land firefighting priority list


Fourth largest California wildfire in historical records dating to 1932
(The four largest California wildfires have all occurred since 2003)


Personnel currently on incident: 4,185


States that have sent firefighters or other personnel: 44 and the District of Columbia


Cal Fire geographical units that have sent personnel: 20 of 21


Inmate personnel from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: 746


Proportion of inmate personnel working on the fire: 17.1 percent


Completed containment line: 110.7 miles


Completed dozer line: 149.7 miles


Hand line: 9.3 miles
Road Used as Line: 19.9 miles


Total acres burned in California to date in 2013:
493,627


Rim Fire acres as a proportion of burned acres in California:
47.8 percent


Total aviation hours: 1,543


Water dropped: 2.0 million gallons


Fire retardant dropped: 2.3 million gallons


Acreage in Yosemite National Park: 66,155


Proportion of the fire burning in Yosemite National Park: 28 percent


Proportion of Yosemite National Park within the fire perimeter: 8.7 percent


Size of the fire area:
More than five times the size of Washington, D.C.


Hot meals served:
Breakfasts: 45,133 Dinners: 41,558


Pounds of firefighter laundry washed:
14,148.3


Origin of Rim Fire name: The fire started near a scenic overlook in Stanislaus National Forest called “Rim of the World”




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