Rim Fire Maps Show Progress
Tuolumne County, CA -- Some new maps were released this morning showing the containment lines on the Rim Fire.
The blaze has now consumed over 253,000 acres and is 80% contained. To view a map showing the containment lines and forest closure areas, click here. (Double click on the map for a zoomed in version) click here for a pdf version.
To view an aerial map showing the boundaries of the fire, and areas where it is burning most actively, click here.
According to information from the Incident Command, firefighters will face continued hot and extremely dry conditions throughout the afternoon. Shifting winds, coupled with low humidity, will provide conditions for active fire behavior. Pockets of unburned vegetation within the fire perimeter will continue to burn, creating the potential for spot fires across containment lines. Today's top priority is to contain all spot fires, especially along Tioga Road.
(Video of the Sunday night Twain Harte town hall meeting in the upper left hand box is from the Cable 8 YouTube channel)
Written by BJ Hansen