Paul Kitagaki Jr./pkitagaki@sacbee.com

A tree stump burns in the Stanislaus National Forest from the Rim Fire along Highway 120 near Yosemite National Park, Monday August 26, 2013 in, Calif. With winds gusting to 25mph on Sierra, hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to protect this and other communities in the path of the Rim Fire raging north of Yosemite National Park.

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