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Dry Weather Speeds Rim Fire Cleanup

January 29, 2014 | Rich Ibarra

The lack of rain and snow in the Sierra has helped speed cleanup of one of the worst fires in California history. Crews have made substantial progress on land burned in the Rim Fire.

Rim Fire Damage Estimated At $800M

December 27, 2013

The devastating Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park cost the local economy about $800 million, according to a new report.

Courtesy of Mountain Heritage Days, Oakhurst

Celebrations Go On In Aftermath Of Rim Fire

September 19, 2013 | Steve Milne

The Rim Fire burning in and around Yosemite is expected to be 100 per contained by midnight. Tourism in the region has taken a big hit, but businesses in Oakhurst and Groveland are hoping to recapture some of those tourist dollars starting tomorrow.

Rim Fire Leaves Sierra 'Moonscape' For The Ages

September 18, 2013

Fire officials say devastation from the Rim Fire is the largest in the area since the 14th Century, calling the area a contiguous 'moonscape.' The fire is now 84 percent contained.

Mike McMillan/USFS

Full Containment of Rim Fire Expected Next Week, Landscape Recovery Could Take Decades

September 12, 2013 | Rich Ibarra

The Rim Fire has grown to the third largest in California history, with full containment expected on Sept. 20. Officials say it could take decades for the landscape to recover.

Rim Fire Aftermath to be Discussed at Sunday Twain Harte Meeting

September 7, 2013

Fire officials plan to discuss the status of the Rim Fire with area residents at a special meeting, set for 6 p.m. Sunday at the Twain Harte Park Amphitheater in Twain Harte. Containment is holding at 80 percent, while the fire continues to burn.

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