• 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?

Sierra Sweet Bay

In Wawona and downstream, the South Fork Merced River provides habitat for a rare plant, the Sierra sweet bay (Myrica hartwegii). This special status shrub is found in only five Sierra Nevada counties. In Yosemite, it occurs exclusively on sand bars and river banks along the South Fork Merced River downstream from Wawona and on Big Creek.