Sunday, September 1, 2013
Sunrise over Rim Fire
Containment has been brought to 40 percent.
The fire burned mostly south and east today.
Crews made "good progress" on containing the spot fire that crossed Old Yosemite Road and forced mandatory evacuations late Friday night and were lifted Saturday afternoon (see below).
Backfire operations were completed between Big Oak Station and Hazel Green Ranch. Also, "good progress" was made in backfire operations near Crane Flat Lookout.
A backfire operation is planned at the eastern edge of the fire in Yosemite National Park between Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and Harden Lake as conditions allow.
Crews will also continue reinforcing the protection along the Highway 108 corridor and on Dodge Ridge.
(credit to USA Today for the above information.)
Less smoke today. A front has come from the Pacific and is moving over Northern California and some moisture from the south. This is moving smoke to the east more. Maybe those fighting the fire will get some help from Mother Nature.