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Rim Fire Facts

Fire started on Aug. 17, 2013
and was human caused.

257,314 acres burned of which,
154,530 were on STF lands.

Half of the acres burned on
2 days in mid-August during
a “fire-storm”.

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
fire in California history.

Park benches at Pinecrest Lake have been fashioned from cedar wood recovered from the Rim Fire.

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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
An interpretive audio tour has been created to guide interested visitors along paved roads through the fire burn area. Click the link or banner below to access this tour which begins at the Groveland Ranger Station.

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.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD ALL RIM FIRE AUDIO TOUR FILES (150 MB ZIP FILE)

CLICK TO VIEW AUDIO TOUR .PDF

CLICK TO VIEW MAP OF AUDIO TOUR LOCATIONS

OR CLICK TO GO TO USFS AUDIO TOUR PAGE

Rim Fire Audio


RIM RECOVERY UPDATE PUBLICATIONS
Three publications were produced last summer to update local residents and forest visitors on the status of the Rim Fire Recovery. Click the links below to view these updates in .pdf format.

CLICK TO VIEW FALL-WINTER RIM FIRE RECOVERY UPDATE PDF

CLICK TO VIEW AUGUST 2014 RIM FIRE RECOVERY UPDATE PDF

CLICK TO VIEW JULY 2014 RIM FIRE RECOVERY UPDATE PDF

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Rim Fire Recovery

CLICK TO VIEW STANISLAUS NF RIM FIRE RECOVERY PAGE