This time lapse of the Rim Fire now in progress, shot from the Crane Flate helicopter base from Glacier Point, was posted by the National Park Service. It shows the effects, both disastrous and striking, of the blaze.

As of this morning, the Rim Fire has torched over 300 square miles, with only 30% containment. The wildfire was burning 3,000 acres an hour last week, according to Mercury News, but that speed has subsided to only 300 acres an hour, due in large part to wind, humidity, and cooler conditions.

[LA Observed]

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