Rim Fire Now 5th Largest Wildfire in California History

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TUOLUMNE COUNTY—

The Rim Fire has now moved into 5th place in the list of larges wildfires in California, officials announced Thursday night.

199,237 acres have been burned so far, with containment now at 32%.

With crews not expecting full containment of the fire until Sept. 20, the fire could easily keep moving up. The Matilija Fire from 1932 in Ventura County is the next biggest fire in state history. It scorched about 220,000 acres.

Highway 120 into Yosemite National Park is still closed as the firefight continues.

Over 5,500 structures remain threatened, including 4,500 homes.

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