Rim Fire: Update for 9/14/2013

From InciWeb:

Current Situation

Total Personnel 4,143
Size 237,341 acres
Percent Contained 80%
Estimated Containment Date Friday September 20th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved Brush, Oaks, and Pine
Fire Behavior Active fire behavior in the interior late into the evening associated with burnout operations. Moderate rates of spread were observed both in advancing surface fire and backing fire. Heavy fuels still continue to experience complete combustion with high probability of ignition.
Significant Events Continued good progress was made with burnout operations on the southeast side of the fire. Highway 120 at the Yosemite National Park boundary west to Buck Meadows is still under evacuation. There is a closure of Tioga Road west of Yosemite Creek Picnic Area. A Stanislaus National Forest closure order is in effect for locations near and in advance of the fire. Several locations to the west side of Yosemite National Park have also had closures implemented as a result of the fire’s spread. Access and difficult terrain remain concerns for crews and equipment.

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