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Little Rim Fire Growth

Tuolumne County, CA — The Rim Fire Incident Command team had its morning briefing, and the newest estimate puts the fire only 400 acres larger than last night.


The fire is 192,737 acres and is 30% contained. 11 homes have been destroyed, four commercial buildings and 97 outbuildings. 4,840 firefighters are assigned to the incident this morning.


The following information was released by Incident Command:


Last night firefighters continued their burning operations near Duckwall Mountain and Pilot Peak, and will continue to construct fireline north to Fahey Cabin, and provide structure defense. Firefighters prepared for burning operations south of Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite National Park. Burning operations are also expected near Duckwall Mountain and near Old Yosemite Road. Crews will continue with burning operations as long as weather conditions allow, and will construct and improve firelines and provide structure defense.