Sonora, CA — You will get a busy signal if you try calling the Rim Fire Hotline in Tuolumne County.
Tracie Riggs of the Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services reports they have deactivated the community information lines, dispatch is taking all phone calls. However, they say it is important for people to only call 911 or dispatch for emergency needs. The county set up the hotline a couple of days into the Rim Fire. They say it was needed as 911 dispatchers were getting flooded with calls from people in the region with questions and concerns.
Riggs say they have volunteers on standby in the event they would need to reactivate the lines.