Yosemite’s Rim Fire now the 7th largest in California history

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Rim fire burns. Photo by CA National Guard / CreativeCommons/ Flickr

After burning for 10 days, the Rim Fire has reached nearly 180,000 acres, making it 7th on this list. It is currently 20 percent contained as firefighters continue to battle the blaze. There is hope that cooling temperatures and rising humidity will help subdue the destructive fire. Yosemite officials are working to protect groves of giant Sequoia trees, and monitoring wildlife. (More here).

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