Sacto 9-1-1
August 21, 2013
Update: Rim Fire grows, Swedes Fire 90% contained

The Rim Fire, burning west of Yosemite National Park, continues to grow.

As of Monday morning, the fire has charred 10,170 acres, up from 4,400 acres on Tuesday morning. The out-of-control wildfire burning in remote, steep terrain near Yosemite is still threatening more than 2,000 houses, hotels and camp buildings.

The fire has destroyed two residences and five outbuildings, and about 2,500 structures were under threat in the nearby community of Groveland, the U.S. Forest Service told the Associated Press.

Communities along Ferretti Road are being evacuated, according to the U.S. Forest Service. An eight-mile stretch of Highway 120, Yosemite's main artery, remains closed. The fire is 0 percent contained.

In Butte County, firefighters are closing in on the Swedes Fire, which reached 90 percent containment overnight. Burning southeast of Oroville, the fire has charred 2,462 acres. About 1,300 firefighters remain on the scene, down from 1,500 on Tuesday.

The American Fire near Foresthill has reached 62 percent containment. The fire has burned 15,738 acres so far. Officials caution that growth potential for the fire is still high.

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