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Tuolumne County, CA — The Rim Fire Incident Command has released a facts sheet on the blaze.

Here is the Rim Fire Facts Sheet as released by Incident Command:

  • Day 14
  • Acreage: 201,894
  • The Rim Fire is the largest fire in the United States to date in 2013
  • No. 1-ranked on national firefighting priority list
  • 5th largest fire in California history
  • 2nd largest U.S. fire to date in 2013: Lime Hills Fire, Alaska 201,809 acres
  • States that have sent firefighters or other personnel: 41 and the District of Columbia
  • Uncontrolled fire edge: 96.8 miles
  • Completed containment line: 65.5 miles Completed dozer line: 105.7 miles
  • Total aviation hours: 14,400
  • Water dropped: 1.4 million gallons Fire retardant dropped: 1.7 million gallons
  • Proportion of the fire burning within the Stanislaus National Forest: 74.6%
  • Proportion of the fire burning in Yosemite National Park: 24%
  • Proportion of the fire burning on state and private property: 1.4
  • Proportion of the Stanislaus National Forest within the fire perimeter: 16.8%