Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: Slowly but surely, the Rim Fire in California is being contained. Currently it is 30 percent contained. The fire has burned over 192,000 acres. The use of aircraft and water/chemical dumping on the fire has been instrumental in slowing/stopping blazes.
Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC. Caption by Lynn Jenner with information from Inciweb.org
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Related news release: Rim Fire update Aug. 29, 2013