(KRNV & MyNews4.com) - The Rim Fire has now burned 228,670 acres, equaling 357 square miles. The containment of the fire has now been upgraded to 60%. Good progress was made with burnout operations on the northwestern edge of the fire in the past day.
CalFire reports heavy fuels still continue to experience complete combustion with high probability of combustion and very active fire and extensive spotting continue to hamper suppression efforts and pose risks to firefighters.
There is also some concern of fighting the blaze because continued warmer and drier weather is forecasted for the next several days, which will elevate control concerns and slow burnout progress.