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Tuolumne County, CA — The Rim Fire remains 80% contained and is 255,560 acres.

The following information was reported by Incident Command at the morning briefing:

“Crews continue to patrol, mop-up and monitor all areas of the fire. Fire behavior is minimal to moderate in interior areas that have been contained for over a week. Suppression repair plan implementation has begun. Inside containment lines, the fire is still active in the Clavey River, Reynolds Creek and Jawbone Creek drainages as well as to the west of Harden Lake, Harden Road and Tioga Road. Moderate fire spread to the northeast into Yosemite Wilderness areas north of Hetch Hetchy reservoir is expected.”

The cost to battle the fire at this point is $105 million. 1,285 structures are still considered threatened. 11 homes have been destroyed, three commercial buildings and 97 outbuildings.