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rim fire yosemite 4th largest fire

***Photo Courtesy of National Geographic***

The aggressive Rim Fire has been destroying California since August 17 and its not letting up! It is now claimed as the 4th largest fire in California’s history! So far, the Rim Fire has burned 223,000 acres (40,000 acreas was Yosemite). More than 100 structures have been lost and the fire has a containment date on September 20. The hot weather and lightning isn’t helping this fire reach containment either. Right now across the U.S., over 8,000 firefighters are fighting 6 major fires.