Pia Lopez/ plopez@sacbee.com

Smoke still curls out of smoldering forest on Dec. 30, 2013, along Hwy 120 between the gateway community of Groveland and Yosemite National Park. The Rim Fire burned 257,000 acres in the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park and private timberland from Aug. 17, 2013, until it was contained at the end of September.

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