This graphic shows the growth of the Rim fire west of Yosemite. It continues at 2% containment as it grows. It is just a few days from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir as it moves up the Tuolumne Canyon. Water for SF comes out of the bottom of the dam and travels in pipes all the way to Crystal Springs Reservoir, west of Hillsboro. Some water is siphoned off by other communities. The water is unfiltered. Soot and ash on the surface may lead to filtering as it settles to the bottom which is over 200 feet deep. The water is being tested to check.
The fire is moving east up the steep Tuolumne Canyon. Notice Camp Mather in direct line. 200 seniors and 35 staff staying at San Francisco’s Camp Mather were evacuated.
Webcam pix of the park show blue skies.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Come on baby, light my fire.” – The Doors
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