FIRE UPDATES



Acres
256,895
Percent Containment84%
CauseUnder Investigation
Cost to Date$116.1 million
Structures Threatened0
Residents Destroyed11
Commercial Property Destroyed3
Outbuildings Destroyed98
Injuries10
Total Personnel1,406

Fire Update 
The Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT) managing the fire will begin a transition process to a Type II IMT today. Fire crews will continue mop-up and patrol of fire lines with the objective of keeping fire within existing containment lines and natural barriers. Structures are no longer threatened. Cooler high temperatures in the 70s F. with 15 mph SW winds are predicted today; ridge tops may have gusts to 30 mph. The fire will continue to spread slowly in rocky areas within the Yosemite and Emigrant Wilderness Areas east of Cherry Lake and north of Hetch Hetchy reservoir. Suppression repair continues and repairs to-date include 52 miles of dozer line, 2 miles of hand line, 46 miles of chipping along roads, and 14 miles of road repair. A total of 171 miles of suppression line repair remain. For a Google map tour with post-fire photographs, go to http://tinyurl.com/rimfirekmz 

Public Safety 
Anyone traveling on roads within the fire area should use extreme caution as fire personnel and equipment continue to work in the area. Hazards include smoke, weakened trees and snags (that may fall), and hot burning stump holes. If you must drive through the fire area please do not stop, leave the roadway, or enter the burned area on foot. 

Park and Forest Closures 
Hetch Hetchy and Aspen Valley in Yosemite Park are closed to public access due to hazardous trees. Tuolumne Grove and Hodgdon Meadow Campground remain closed due to the fire. Yosemite Creek and White Wolf Campgrounds, and White Wolf Lodge, are closed for the season. The Stanislaus National Forest issued an updated Rim Fire Area Closure (dated September 12, 2013) for the Groveland and Mi-Wok Ranger Districts. Additional information is available from the Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor's Office, 209-532-3671; Mi-Wok Ranger Station, 209-586-3234; Summit Ranger Station, 209-965-3434; and Groveland Ranger Station, 209-962-7825. 

Road Openings and Closures 
Tioga Pass Road (Hwy 120) is open across Yosemite National Park. For your safety, visitors are not permitted to stop along the road adjacent to the fire perimeter. The Big Oak Flat Road is open to Yosemite Valley. Local businesses are open and providing services (gasoline, food and lodging) for travelers. Evergreen Road is open only to Evergreen Lodge. Otherwise, Hetch Hetchy Road, and surrounding areas and facilities, remain closed. Cherry Lake Road is closed at Hwy 120. Old Yosemite and Harden Flat Roads are closed. Some secondary roads within the fire area remain closed to non-residents. 

There will no more 6 pm evening updates. 


For more information, please contact the Rim Fire at 209-928-1053. Updated information is also available at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3660/. 

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