The 'Rim fire" now threatens not only Yosemite National Park, but also San Francisco on Saturday, burning more than 125,000 acres. The wildfire now has the possibility of taking out the city's power supply. Governor Jerry Brown's declaration says the wildfire has caused damage not only to the electrical infrastructure serving the city, but to the entire county of San Francisco, according to NBC News on Aug. 24.
"The wildfires that started in Tuolumne County have caused damage to electrical infrastructure serving the City and County of San Francisco, and now threaten damage to property, equipment, and resources of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department", said Gov. Jerry Brown.
The fire continues to move towards the communities of Groveland, Pine Mountain Lake and Buck Meadows. Officials ordered parts of Groveland evacuated.
The Rim fire, which is only considered 5 percent contained, has already destroyed nine structures and is threatening an astonishing 4,500 more, according to a recent update by the U.S. Forest Service.
Gov. Brown said in his statement that he was concerned about additional damage to San Francisco's water and electrical assets.
People affected by this fire should stay tuned to their local news stations for further updates.