LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Rim Fire Map 2013 today in Yosemite prompted news orders near Groveland. The evacuation zone changed Saturday and continued in place Sunday as residents in several communities were allowed back to their homes.
The Rim Fire Map 2013 is now covering a massive area, namely one hundred thirty-thousand acres. The fire is still at only seven percent containment, officials tell news. It is burning through brush and pine, while air resources are not stopping its advance.
Meantime, evacuation advisories are lifted for Pine Mountain Lake and Buck Meadows. Officials tell news that “Evacuated residents from Highway 120 east to Buck Meadows and residents of Pine Mountain Lake, with exception of Graham Ranch Road beyond the cattle guard” are now allowed back to their homes. But one community is still waiting for permission to be allowed back. “Residents along Graham Ranch Road, beyond the cattle guard, can expect to return as soon as fire conditions allow.”
Meantime utilities are being resorted in some areas, officials tell news. “Pacific Gas and Electric has restored electrical service to all areas of Pine Mountain Lake impacted by the Rim Fire, with the exception of residences along Graham Ranch Road beyond the cattle guard.” And while the fire is advancing, some improvements on certain flanks are being achieved. “Good progress was made with constructing and securing lines along the southwestern, northwestern and northern portions of the fire.” For the latest fire map click HERE. And for continued coverage click HERE.