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Berkeley Mourns Tuolumne Family Camp, Destroyed in Rim Fire

August 27, 2013 | 1:40 pm

Berkeley Mourns Tuolumne Family Camp, Destroyed in Rim Fire

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Our friends at Berkeleyside are reporting on Monday night’s gathering at Civic Center Park to remember Tuolumne Family Camp, destroyed in the Rim Fire over the weekend. The camp has been operated by the city under a special use permit since 1922. Berkeley residents were given priority to register for the camp over the general […]

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Map Shows Spread of Rim Fire Day by Day

August 27, 2013 | 9:37 am

Map Shows Spread of Rim Fire Day by Day

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Here’s a very good map from InciWeb showing the spread of the Rim Fire day by day, from Aug 17 to yesterday, Aug 26. As you can see, the rate of growth has slowed considerably. AP reports this morning that the fire is 20 percent contained, up from 15 percent on Monday. Officials said the […]

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Dramatic California Air National Guard Rim Fire Videos: ‘That is Unreal’

August 26, 2013 | 5:23 pm

Dramatic California Air National Guard Rim Fire Videos: ‘That is Unreal’

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In this series of videos, you can get a sense of what is it like for the California Air National Guard pilots as they battle the Rim Fire in Yosemite. As of Monday afternoon, AP reported that the fire had consumed 230 square miles, making it the largest fire on record in the Sierra Nevada. […]

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Rim Fire: Update on San Francisco Water Supply

August 26, 2013 | 3:40 pm

Rim Fire: Update on San Francisco Water Supply

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Update 3:10 p.m. SF not “scrambling” to relocate water supply, says SFPUC We’ve seen some headlines out there about the Rim Fire threatening San Francisco’s water supply as it moves closer to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. AP wrote that water officials “were scrambling to fill area reservoirs with water from Hetch Hetchy before ash taints […]

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Rim Fire Fallout: Smoke Still Spreads from Blaze to Lake Tahoe, Reno and Beyond

August 25, 2013 | 1:30 pm

Rim Fire Fallout: Smoke Still Spreads from Blaze to Lake Tahoe, Reno and Beyond

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Update Wednesday Aug. 28: Latest air quality and smoke information here. Update Monday, Aug. 26:¬†From the local website MyMotherLode: The Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District has extended the Air Quality Alert for Tuolumne County due to smoke impacts from the Rim Fire. The Air Quality Alert is now in effect until 12 PM on […]

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Rim Fire Update: Blaze Continues to Roar, Crosses Into Yosemite National Park

August 23, 2013 | 10:55 pm

Rim Fire Update: Blaze Continues to Roar, Crosses Into Yosemite National Park

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Latest post: Blaze Slows But Remains Extremely Dangerous Details, as of 10:30 p.m. PDT Friday: The fire that’s been burning all week just west of Yosemite took another giant leap in size Friday, with U.S. Forest Service and CalFire¬†reporting the blaze, named the Rim Fire, has now covered more than 125,000 acres (more below on […]

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