San Francisco fire crews are packed up and headed for Yosemite today to help contain this out-of-control blaze that's burning up one of the most beautiful spots in the state.
The Rim Fire, which started nearly a week ago, doubled in size overnight, covering more than 150 square miles. More than 2,000 firefighters are on the scene, but sadly, the blaze is only 2 percent contained.
As the Examiner reported today, fire crews were dispatched earlier this week to Tuolumne County to help monitor San Francisco resources, including our powerhouses and other water supply and hydroelectrical equipment.
Yikes. Here's some footage from the U.S. Forest Service:
And some from The Associated Press: