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Yosemite Rim Fire

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24: Trees burned by the Rim Fire stand outside of Camp Mather on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - AUGUST 24: A firefighter uses a hose to douse a spot fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - AUGUST 24: Firefighters douse a spot fire as they battle the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - AUGUST 24: U.S. Forest Service firefighter Chris Brossard talks on his radio while monitoring a spot fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - AUGUST 24: A firefighter uses a hose to douse a spot fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - AUGUST 24: Firefighters move in to douse a spot fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - AUGUST 24: Firefighters move in to douse a spot fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - AUGUST 24: Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and has prompted California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for San Francisco due to damage to some of the lines and stations that move power to San Francisco. The Hetch Hetchy reservoir also had to take two of its three hydroelectric power stations out of service. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24: The Rim Fire consumes trees on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24: Firefighters use a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24: A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24: A Murphys Fire District firefighter stops his vehicle as a massive wall of fire from the Rim Fire consumes trees along highway 120 on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24: Members of the Kern County Rio Bravo Hot Shots monitor the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24: A firefighting helicopter prepares to drop water on the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24: Fire from the Rim Fire consumes trees on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24: A member of the Kern County Rio Bravo Hot Shots monitors the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A Cal Fire firefighter looks on as the Rim Fire burns through a grove of trees on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 25: A Cal Fire firefighter looks on as the Rim Fire burns through a grove of trees on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A Cal Fire firefighter looks on as the Rim Fire burns through a grove of trees on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 25: A Cal Fire firefighter monitors the Rim Fire as it burns through a grove of trees on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 25: Flames from the Rim Fire consume trees on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 25: Flames from the Rim Fire consume trees on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 25: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service firefighter Corey Adams sits on a tree stump as he monitors the Rim Fire on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 25: U.S. Forest Service firefighters take a break from battling the Rim Fire at Camp Mather on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 25: Flames billow from the front of a car that was consumed by the Rim Fire on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 25: A burned car sits on the side of the road after being consumed by the Rim Fire on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
IN SPACE, CA - AUGUST 23: In this handout provided by NASA from the Suomi NPP satellite shows the drought-fueled Rim fire (C) burning on August 23, 2013 near Stanislaus National Forest, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens thousands of homes and structures outside of Yosemite National Park. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
IN SPACE, CA - AUGUST 26: In this handout provided by NASA from the Suomi NPP satellite shows the drought-fueled Rim fire (C) burning near Yosemite National Park (outline) on August 26, 2013 in Stanislaus National Forest, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens thousands of homes and structures outside of Yosemite National Park. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 27: A homemade sign thanking firefighters is posted on highway 120 on August 27, 2013 in Groveland, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park, local businesses along highway 120 are taking a financial hit as tourists are diverted to other entrances to the park due to the closure of highway 120. Over 3,500 firefighters are battling the blaze that has charred 180,000 acres and has entered a section of Yosemite National Park. The fire is currently 20 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 27: A vacancy sign is posted in front of the All Seasons Groveland Inn on August 27, 2013 in Groveland, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park, local businesses along highway 120 are taking a financial hit as tourists are diverted to other entrances to the park due to the closure of highway 120. Over 3,500 firefighters are battling the blaze that has charred 180,000 acres and has entered a section of Yosemite National Park. The fire is currently 20 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 27: A sign thanking firefighters hangs over an empty highway 120 on August 27, 2013 in Groveland, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park, local businesses along highway 120 are taking a financial hit as tourists are diverted to other entrances to the park due to the closure of highway 120. Over 3,500 firefighters are battling the blaze that has charred 180,000 acres and has entered a section of Yosemite National Park. The fire is currently 20 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 27: A dolar bill signed by firefighters from the Fresno Fire Department is posted next to taxidermy animals at the Iron Door Saloon, the oldest continuously operating saloon in California and a popular tourist destination, on August 27, 2013 in Groveland, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park, local businesses along highway 120 are taking a financial hit as tourists are diverted to other entrances to the park due to the closure of highway 120. Over 3,500 firefighters are battling the blaze that has charred 180,000 acres and has entered a section of Yosemite National Park. The fire is currently 20 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 27: Fresno firefighters take pictures of a homemade sign thanking firefighters outside of the Iron Door Saloon, the oldest continuously operating saloon in California and a popular tourist destination, on August 27, 2013 in Groveland, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park, local businesses along highway 120 are taking a financial hit as tourists are diverted to other entrances to the park due to the closure of highway 120. Over 3,500 firefighters are battling the blaze that has charred 180,000 acres and has entered a section of Yosemite National Park. The fire is currently 20 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 27: A fire official talks with local residents outside of the Iron Door Saloon, the oldest continuously operating saloon in California and a popular tourist destination, on August 27, 2013 in Groveland, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park, local businesses along highway 120 are taking a financial hit as tourists are diverted to other entrances to the park due to the closure of highway 120. Over 3,500 firefighters are battling the blaze that has charred 180,000 acres and has entered a section of Yosemite National Park. The fire is currently 20 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 27: Cars pass under a sign thanking firefighters that hangs over highway 120 on August 27, 2013 in Groveland, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park, local businesses along highway 120 are taking a financial hit as tourists are diverted to other entrances to the park due to the closure of highway 120. Over 3,500 firefighters are battling the blaze that has charred 180,000 acres and has entered a section of Yosemite National Park. The fire is currently 20 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
Firefighters Continue To Slowly Gain Containment On Rim Fire, As Yosemite Area Tourism Drops
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 27: Pedestrians walk by the Iron Door Grill on August 27, 2013 in Groveland, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn in and around Yosemite National Park, local businesses along highway 120 are taking a financial hit as tourists are diverted to other entrances to the park due to the closure of highway 120. Over 3,500 firefighters are battling the blaze that has charred 180,000 acres and has entered a section of Yosemite National Park. The fire is currently 20 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 23: The Rim Fire erupts as it approaches Yosemite Lake on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - AUGUST 23: Charred brush sits next to the Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite National Park after the Rim Fire burned through on August 23, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. Ê(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 23: A plume of smoke rises from a ridge as the Rim Fire approaches Yosemite Lakes on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - AUGUST 23: A firefighter uses a hose to mops up hot spots from the Rim Fire on August 23, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - AUGUST 23: A firefighter uses a hose to mop up hot spots from the Rim Fire on August 23, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 23: Tuolumne County firefighters mop up hot spots from a back fire while battling the Rim Fire at Camp Mather on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 23: Trees stand burned by the Rim Fire at Camp Mather on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 23: Firefighters look at a map of the Rim Fire at Camp Mather on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 23: Trees burned by the Rim Fire are seen at Camp Mather on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 23: A plume of smoke from the Rim Fire rises above an out building on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 23: Letters on a road sign are seen melted after being burned by the Rim Fire on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 23: Siding sits in the rubble of a building destroyed by the Rim Fire on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 23: A burned refrigerator sits in the rubble of a building destroyed by the Rim Fire on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 23: The Rim Fire consumes trees on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 23: Smoke from the Rim Fire hovers over a ridge with burned trees on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that entered a section of Yosemite National Park overnight and is only 2 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24: Cows walk through a section of forest that was burned by the Rim Fire outside of Camp Mather on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 24: A cow walks through a section of forest that was burned by the Rim Fire outside of Camp Mather on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Rim Fire Photo (credit: Holly Quan/KCBS)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Cal Fire firefighters board up a home that is under construction as the Rim Fire approaches on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A resident walks a horse by a Cal Fire vehicle after the neighborhood was evacuated as the Rim Fire closed in on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A Tuolumne County sheriff's deputy looks at an incident map of the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A resident walks a horse down a deserted street after the neighborhood was evacuated as the Rim Fire closed in on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Cal Fire firefighters clear away brush while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Smoke from the Rim Fire is seen through the windows of a home under construction on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter from the Colorado based Long Canyon Fire Department monitors a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A plume of smoke from the Rim Fire rises from a ridge on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Firefighters from Cosumnes Fire Department monitor a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A television news crew uses a back fire as a backdrop for a live shot while reporting on the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Firefighters from Cosumnes Fire Department monitor a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A back fire burns in a grove of trees during the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter from Cosumnes Fire Department monitors a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter from the Colorado based Long Canyon Fire Department monitors a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter from Cosumnes Fire Department monitors a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter uses a drip torch to light a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Cal Fire firefighters look at plume of smoke from the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A Tulare County firefighter alerts residents of an evacuation order due to the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A resident looks at a plume of smoke from the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Firefighters monitor a plume of smoke from the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: An air tanker drops fire retardant on a ridge ahead of the advancing Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A California Department of Forestry air tanker drops fire retardant on a ridge ahead of the advancing Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A DC-10 air tanker drops fire retardant on a ridge ahead of the advancing Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Residents watch firefighting aircraft attack the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Sunlight filters through smoke in a grove of trees burned by the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A U.S. Forest Service firefighter monitors the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Frefighters monitor the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter from the Colorado based South Arkansas Fire District carries a hose as he monitors the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A bird flies by the charred remains of trees burned by the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter tosses a bottle of Gatorade to a colleague while taking a break from battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Charred manzanita bushes are seen as the sun rises through thick smoke during the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter from the Colorado based South Arkansas Fire District holds a hose as he monitors the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Firefighters from the Colorado based South Arkansas Fire District monitor the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A U.S. Forest Service firefighter monitors a radio while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: U.S. Forest Service firefighters move into position while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter from the Kern County Rio Bravo Hotshots looks for flying embers while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: Firefighters douse hot spots while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - AUGUST 22: Smoke from the Rim Fire is visible near the Hetch Hetchy reservoir on August 22, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - AUGUST 22: Smoke from the Rim Fire is visible near the Hetch Hetchy reservoir on August 22, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A firefighting helicopter flies in front of a plume of smoke from the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A U.S. Forest Service firefighter uses a chainsaw to cut back brush while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: U.S. Forest Service firefighters take a break from battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter from Central Calaveras Fire monitors the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A back fire burns in trees during the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District uses a hose to cool down hot spots while battling the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Firefighters monitor a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District uses a drip torch to light a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Firefighters from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitor a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: The Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District uses a hose to cool down hot spots of back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: The sun sets through heavy smoke from the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A rabbit runs across the road as a firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitors a back fire as he battles the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Firefighters from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitor a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District pulls a hose as she monitors a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Flames from the Rim Fire burn near a road sign pointing towards Yosemite on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District uses a hose to cool down hot spots of back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: The sun sets through heavy smoke from the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A fire truck from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitors a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Firefighters from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitor a back fire as they battle the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitors a back fire as he battles the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District uses a drip torch to light a back fire as they battle the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Firefighters from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitor a back fire as they battle the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Firefighters from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitor a back fire as they battle the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A vehicle from San Andreas fire department drives by a back fire as crews battle the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitors a back fire as he battles the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A Smokey the Bear sigb is posted along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Firefighters from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitor a back fire as they battle the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District uses a hose to cool down hot spots of back fire as he battles the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A Smokey the Bear sigb is posted along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
GROVELAND, CA - AUGUST 21: A firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitors a back fire as he battles the Rim Fire on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
BUCK MEADOWS, CA - AUGUST 21: A car drives along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
BUCK MEADOWS, CA - AUGUST 21: Trees burst into flames along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire continues to burn on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
BUCK MEADOWS, CA - AUGUST 21: Smoke from the Rim Fire turns the sky orange on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
BUCK MEADOWS, CA - AUGUST 21: Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
BUCK MEADOWS, CA - AUGUST 21: Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
BUCK MEADOWS, CA - AUGUST 21: Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
BUCK MEADOWS, CA - AUGUST 21: Smoke from the Rim Fire fills the sky on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
BUCK MEADOWS, CA - AUGUST 21: Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
BUCK MEADOWS, CA - AUGUST 21: Trees charred by the Rim Fire are seen along US highway 120 on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
BUCK MEADOWS, CA - AUGUST 21: Trees charred by the Rim Fire are seen along US highway 120 on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
BUCK MEADOWS, CA - AUGUST 21: Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Buck Meadows, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 400 firefighters are battling the blaze that is only 5 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
GROVELAND, CA - In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, the Rim Fire burns near Groveland Ranger Station in Groveland, California. The wildfire outside Yosemite National Park, one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. - more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings. Fire officials said the blaze burning in remote,steep terrain had grown to more than 84 square miles and was only 2% contained on Thursday, down from 5% a day earlier.(credit: USFS)
California Wildfire Near Yosemite GROVELAND, CA - In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, the Rim Fire burns near Groveland Ranger Station in Groveland, California. The wildfire outside Yosemite National Park, one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. - more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings. Fire officials said the blaze burning in remote,steep terrain had grown to more than 84 square miles and was only 2% contained on Thursday, down from 5% a day earlier.
(credit: USFS)

GROVELAND, CA - In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, the Rim Fire burns near Groveland Ranger Station in Groveland, California. The wildfire outside Yosemite National Park, one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. - more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings. Fire officials said the blaze burning in remote,steep terrain had grown to more than 84 square miles and was only 2% contained on Thursday, down from 5% a day earlier.(credit: USFS)
California Wildfire Near Yosemite GROVELAND, CA - In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, the Rim Fire burns near Groveland Ranger Station in Groveland, California. The wildfire outside Yosemite National Park, one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. - more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings. Fire officials said the blaze burning in remote,steep terrain had grown to more than 84 square miles and was only 2% contained on Thursday, down from 5% a day earlier.
(credit: USFS)

GROVELAND, CA - In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, the Rim Fire burns near Groveland Ranger Station in Groveland, California. The wildfire outside Yosemite National Park, one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. - more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings. Fire officials said the blaze burning in remote,steep terrain had grown to more than 84 square miles and was only 2% contained on Thursday, down from 5% a day earlier.(credit: USFS)
California Wildfire Near Yosemite GROVELAND, CA - In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, the Rim Fire burns near Groveland Ranger Station in Groveland, California. The wildfire outside Yosemite National Park, one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. - more than tripled in size overnight and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings. Fire officials said the blaze burning in remote,steep terrain had grown to more than 84 square miles and was only 2% contained on Thursday, down from 5% a day earlier.
(credit: USFS)

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