I suspect the Rim Fire will eventually surpass the '87 Stanislaus Complex in total acreage. That fire was an Act of God, when 5 dry lightning starts burned together. There can be little doubt this one was caused by human carelessness.
Tuolumne County is the only county @8:44am Aug. 23 with an Air Quality Alert. Smoke in Calaveras is impacting school recess and is reported as very bad up in Arnold as well.
Just drove down to Angels Camp from Murphys and it was bad also.
Sabrina, thank you for your work in keeping us posted as information comes in on the Rim Fire. You are our best source --
The Rim fire has a ways to go to eclipse the 1987 complex as all the fires totaled over 300,000 acres.
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