Rim Fire update

By Union Democrat staff September 14, 2013 04:27 pm
Sept. 14, 10:48 a.m. — Total acreage burned has reached 255,858 with containment at 80 percent. The number of structures threatened has fallen to 438 as firefighters — 2,170 personnel total — continue to strenghten and hold containment lines. Fire officials expect continued spread to the northwest into the Yosemite Wilderness north of Hetch Hetchy. Officials also stress that anyone traveling on roads within the burned area should use extreme caution and stay alert for fire personnel. Travelers should not stop, leave the roadway or enter burned areas on foot. Total cost to date is $109.2 million.