Rim Fire Facts
257,314 acres burned of which,
Half of the acres burned on
It cost approximately $127 million dollars in suppression efforts.
At its peak, 5,000 personnel were battling the blaze or supporting those on the ground.
Restabilizing the area through BAER has cost about $10 million dollars.
Rim Fire is the third largest
Park benches at Pinecrest Lake have been fashioned from cedar wood recovered from the Rim Fire.
Rim Fire Recovery Effort
The Rim Fire started on August 17, 2013 in a remote area of the Stanislaus National Forest near the confluence of the Clavey and Tuolumne Rivers about 20 miles east of Sonora, California. The Rim Fire burned 257,314 acres, including 154,530 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands, becoming the third largest wildfire in California history. The fire was contained on Thursday, October 24, 2013 and fully extinguished on September 6, 2013. The fire was caused by a hunter's illegal fire that went out of control and was named for its proximity to the Rim of the World vista point. A wide recovery effort is currently in progress.
3FIA is assisting the Stanislaus National Forest in keeping the public informed on the Rim Fire Recovery Project. The links below connect to information on road and site closures in the fire region and other aspects of the recovery effort.
RIM FIRE AUDIO TOUR
The Stanislaus National Forest thanks Susan Valot for her efforts to capture the voices and sounds of the Rim Fire in the production of this audio tour.
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