• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Rim Fire

August 22, 2013 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information

For information about the Rim Fire, which began in Stanislaus National Forest west of Yosemite National Park, please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3660.

For information about impacts within Yosemite, visit our Rim Fire page.

Did You Know?

American Indians use traditional ignition methods on a prescribed fire project

The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.