26 Aug '13, 11am

225 Square Miles of Pristine Yosemite Forest Consumed by Fire

225 Square Miles of Pristine Yosemite Forest Consumed by Fire

Burning just north of Yosemite National Park, and into the park itself, the Huffington Post reports that the Rim Fire has consumed approximately 225 acres of forest. The fire began on August 17th, however firefighters believe they have only been able to contain about 7% of the blaze. The firefighters have been clearing brush, digging trenches and starting back blazes. Sadly, strong winds have contributed to the spread of fire.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/08/26/225-square-miles-of-pr...

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