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Evening Briefing Provides Snap-Shot of Rim Fire Activity

Cal OES Newsroom

The Tuolumne CountyEmergency Operations Center (EOC) was a full house during the evening Rim Fire Incident Briefing. Representatives from the National Forest Service, Cal FIRE, American Red Cross, Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, Caltrans, California Highway Patrol and Tuolumne County Animal Control gathered to exchange information about progress in response and recovery efforts.

Maps indicating the fire perimeter, jurisdictions and access points draped walls and tabletops, providing centerpiece for the evening’s discussions. Peak fire burn period for today began at 6:00 p.m. and is expected to continue until midnight tonight. Dry fuels and rugged terrain remain a concern.

Cal Fire is currently working in Unified Command with the U.S. Forest Service, and the battle has benefitted from the deployment of additional resources through Cal OES Fire Mutual Aid Coordination.

“There are over 1,000 firefighters working tonight…they did an outstanding job today protecting the community of Pine Mountain…

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