One of the largest wildfires in California history has displaced or killed hundreds of head of cattle, burned up federal grazing allotments and devastated commercial timberland, including 12,000 acres owned by Sierra Pacific Industries.
At least a half-dozen ranchers lost their permitted grazing land and were scrambling to get their animals out of the way of the 280-square-mile Rim Fire, which was burning near Yosemite National Park and was about 20 percent contained as of Aug. 27.
Some cattle producers have not been able to find all their animals. Among them were Sherri Brennan, a rancher and Tuolumne County supervisor. http://www.capitalpress.com/content/th-yosemite-fire-082713
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