The Rim Fire burning in Tuolumne County to the west of Yosemite has grown from 125,620 acres to 133,980 acres since last night, August 24, 2013, with 2,846 personnel involved in fighting the fire. Unofficially the Rim Fire is now the 14th largest fire in the State of California as recorded since 1932 according to a CalFire website entry.
Today, Sunday, August 25, 2013 the fire is exhibiting more growth, due to increased winds up to 20 mph. The northwestern, southwestern, and northern fire lines are reported at InciWeb as having been better secured, along with new fire lines constructed.
The higher winds today have the ability to create fire spotting at greater distances in front of the fire and across the retardant lines. That condition places the communities of Tuolumne City, Twain Harte and Long Barn at greater risk along the southwestern and northwestern area of the fire.
In Mariposa County, the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office has issued Mandatory Evacuations, and Evacuation Warning as reported at MyMotherLode.
The mandatory evacuation area is: North of Forest Road 2S01 (Old Yosemite Road)
The evacuation warning was issued for: Residences north of Forest Road 2S02 (Bull Creek Road), Texas Hill Road, Bondurant Mine Road, and Wampum Hill. A map of the area is HERE.
Containment on the Rim Fire is currently listed as 7% at the InciWeb site linked above. The winds in the area are noted as being at 20 mph, which is a significant increase from yesterday.
MML also reported the Superintendent of Schools for Tuolumne County has decided to close all schools in the county for two days.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available this evening.