The Rim Fire has grown in size

The Rim Fire has grown in size....According to the Incident Command, winds kicked up yesterday and the blaze grew by nearly 400 acres bringing the total to 256,895. The fire is still at 84% containment.  I.C. reports most of the growth was in the forest lands near Cherry Lake and Hetch Hetchy. Yesterday’s jump in acreage and windy conditions increased smoke in the surrounding areas of the fire, including Amador and Calaveras counties. The number of firefighters still on the scene is 1,540 at a cost of $114.7 million.

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