LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Rim Fire Map 2013 latest news update on Yosemite today prompted new concerns. Is Yosemite Park open, are all Yosemite roads open, and how far is the Rim Fire from Groveland? Officials indicate to news that the Yosemite Fire Map 2013 grew today. But Yosemite Park is open. However, sections of Highway 120 are closed. And officials are now concerned about sections of Highway 108 as well.
The Rim Fire Map 2013, aka the Yosemite Fire Map, now encompasses 125,000 acres. But the fire is still only five percent contained. The fire is spreading rapidly because of humidity levels overnight. In a news update Saturday, Incident Commander Wilkins reports that the “fire remains to the west of Paper Cabin Ridge and Evacuation Advisories are still in effect for Tuolumne City and nearby areas along the Highway 108 corridor.”
Meantime existing evacuation advisory alerts from Friday are still in place Saturday. Among them are an evacuation advisory issued for the City of Tuolumne and Ponderosa Hills.
Official report today that “Approximately 4,500 structures are threatened on the Rim Fire. Fire continues its eastward spread and is well into the northwest corner of Yosemite National Park.” But officials are worried about a possible move toward Highway 108. “Aerial resources are being effective with MAFFS and VLAT DC-10 air tankers prepping locations in advance of the fires spread towards the Highway 108 corridor.”
The fire is being fueled by brush, oaks and pine. It is being advanced by twelve mile per hour winds out of the southwest, 68 degree temperatures, and humidity levels at thirty-five percent. For the latest fire map click HERE. And for continued coverage click HERE.