The Rim fire raging near Yosemite is 20 percent contained after firefighters made progress early Tuesday in corralling the wild land blaze.
The fire continues to grow, however, with 179,481 acres burned as of this morning. The Rim fire is the seventh-largest wildfire ever in California.
At least 3,700 firefighters are putting in long hours to extinguish the Rim fire and protect thousands of homes in Tuolumne County.
That is just part of the more than 9,300 state, local and federal firefighters battling 10 major wildfires across the state. Most of the big fires are scorching federal land, but Cal Fire and local fire departments are helping to contain the blazes.
In Placer County, the American fire northeast of Foresthill is 88 percent contained. A total of 24,935 acres have burned.
So far this year, Cal Fire has responded to more than 5,000 wildfires.
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