The Yosemite Rim Fire, Day 9

The Yosemite Rim Fire has not advanced in my direction over the past 2 days and is now being reported as 20% contained. However, this fire is far from a “done deal”. Per the inciweb report from today:

Fire Update as of August 26, 2013

“Fire crews had their hands full with very active fire behavior today. Near Duckwall Ridge, the fire spotted across the line with crews working to control the spot. The fire also crossed the 3N01 road in Reynolds Creek, prompting an expansion of the evacuation advisory in the Highway 108 corridor. Fire crews also were working to contain a spot fire in the southeast portion of the fire as it crossed to the south of Highway 120 at Ackerson Flat. Firefighters were successful in completing dozer line below Pilot Ridge, effectively slowing the fires spread in this location. Tonight crews will continue to work the three spot fires, as well as continue construction on contingency lines and provide structure protection throughout the fire.

Fire became very active early in the day. Very fast running surface fire quickly transitioned into sustained crown runs and long range spotting on the fires eastern and southeastern perimeters located inside as well as advancing towards Yosemite National Park. Fire activity was moderate over the Southwest and western perimeters. Fire became fairly active in the early afternoon along the northern perimeter with spot fires challenging suppression resources and requiring heavy support from aerial resources.”

The red perimeter is the Aug. 26, 2013 data, and the light blue is the Aug 24, 2013 data.

Yosemite Rim Fire Perimeter (Aug 26, 2013)

Yosemite Rim Fire Perimeter (Aug 26, 2013)

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