California’s Rim Fire – Behind The Headlines

While reading the book you can pinpoint where all the locations referenced are located. 

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The Rim Fire in August of 2013 had all the ingredients of a perfect drama, and that is why it became an international news story. It ignited in the Stanislaus National Forest in August of 2013 and burned 257,314 acres.  It was an out of control raging fire that put thousands of homes at risk, ripped through portions of Yosemite National Park, and created concerns about the water supply for San Francisco.  California’s Rim Fire: Behind the Headlines is the culmination of in-depth interviews with several of the key players that responded to the fire and community members that were impacted.  

About the author:  As the News Director for the three Clarke Broadcasting radio stations in Tuolumne County, B.J. Hansen had an inside view of the Rim Fire.  A native Midwesterner, he has been reporting on California’s Mother Lode region, and Sierra Nevada, for nearly a decade.

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California's Rim Fire: Behind The Headlines