Rim Fire hits Yosemite and ‘explodes’ into one of California’s largest inferno smoking out Reno Nevada

Tahoe is smoked out too. We pray this fire is contained soon, nice areas of back country is being consumed b this beast.

Nevada State Personnel WATCH

reno smokePublished on Aug 24, 2013 Smoke filling northern Nevada skies from the Rim Fire near Yosemite has changed several weekend plans, after already leading the Washoe County School District to cancel Friday recess and outdoor athletic activities. tahnk you fire figters

A wildfire raging along the northwest edge of California’s Yosemite National Park gained strength as firefighters scrambled to protect nearby mountain communities.

The fire held steady overnight at nearly 200 square miles (more than 500 square kilometres), but a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says firefighters didn’t get their usual reprieve from cooler early morning temperatures Saturday.

“This morning we are starting to see fire activity pick up earlier than it has the last several days,” said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. “Typically, it doesn’t really heat up until early afternoon. We could continue to see this fire burn very rapidly today.”

The Rim Fire started in a…

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