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article imageTimelapse video of Rim Fire spreading into Yosemite National Park

By Anne Sewell     Aug 29, 2013 in Environment
Yosemite National Park - As the Rim Fire slows down, thanks to a little cooperation from the weather, a timelapse video has been released by Yosemite National Park which is both beautiful, and also simply terrifying.
Digital Journal has been keeping us up-to-date with the story of one of the largest fires in California history.
The time-lapse photography in the video above shows various perspectives of the 2013 Rim Fire, as viewed from Yosemite National Park.
The beginning of the video was taken from the Crane Flat Helibase. The fire there is currently burning in wilderness and is apparently not immediately threatening visitors or employees.
The second half of the video was taken from Glacier Point, showing Yosemite Valley, and how little the smoke from the fire has impacted the Valley.
However, smoke from the fire prompted air-quality warnings as far away as Reno, Nevada.
According to the Forest Service, the fire probably won't be fully contained until at least Sept. 10, and could smolder until the winter.
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