Groveland, CA -
The Rim fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has now grown to over 280 square miles and reached further into the park and forced new evacuations south of Hwy 120.
There are now over 3,700 firefighters fighting the wildland fire that has burned for 11 days now, growing so large it has created its own weather and smoke can be easily seen from space. This fire is now among the largest to have ever hit California.
64 square miles of Yosemite National Park have been burned, leaving behind ashes and charred trees.