A northern California wildfire grew to historic proportions early Monday, becoming the 14th largest in state history.
The sprawling Rim Fire, which has devoured nearly 144,000 acres, has scorched an area about the size of the city of Chicago while more than 3,400 firefighters try to rein it in.
Susan Loesch and Curtis Evans just started settling into their second home in California's Sierra foothills a few months ago. Now, they're worried it could go up in smoke as the massive wildfire spreads.FULL STORY
Wish it was Chicago. Sorry...
Glad it wasn't. Sorry...
All power to the firefighters and may they remain safe.
ITA, and I hope that there will be no loss of life.
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Thats not nice to wish on ANYONE!
Yes. 14th largest is historic.
Yosemite always reminds me of the Looney Toons character. But when I was a kid I didn't know what Yosemite was. I figured they were calling him "Sammedy Sam" on the cartoons.
Thats very interesting bombo