August 27th, 2013
02:37 PM ET

Yosemite wildfire grows, threatens reservoir

The numbers are staggering and the prospects are absolutely scary as a massive California wildfire menaces Yosemite National Park.

The Rim Fire, which has devoured nearly 161,000 acres, is also threatening San Francisco's key water and power sources.

"There's a lot of concern, and there's a lot of work to be done," U.S. Forest Service spokesman Lee Bentley said.

The wildfire, which was 20% contained Monday night, was spreading primarily to the east and threatened to grow amid extremely dry conditions and hot weather.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. saywhat

    Scary yes. Safety of our firefighters in such a situation is a worry also.

    August 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Im so glad our friend superman decided to move when he did. He says hello to all btw. And i hope california gets alot of rain soon. Thats my prayer for today!

    August 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    12th time I posted this: mat there continuee to be no loss of life.

    August 28, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lmao not me @ 11:34 and a crappy imitation of superman last night too!

    August 28, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |