Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: The Rim wildfire that began three weeks ago today is now 80 percent contained, officials say, but it has burned more than a quarter of a million acres, and it may continue to grow, thanks to low humidity and other conditions.
Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC. Caption by Lynn Jenner with information from inciweb.org and NPR.
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Related news release: Rim Fire update Sept. 9, 2013