The Rim Fire, already the 15th largest in
the state's history, is burning more than 200 square miles of brush, pine and
oak in Tuolumne County. On Monday morning, some 2,600 firefighters had the
blaze only 7 percent contained. Because of the rough terrain, crews have fought
the fire mostly from the air.
This video shows a C-130 Hercules belonging to the 146th Airlift Wing of the California Air National Guard dumping fire retardant on the inferno's leading edge.
To see where other fires are burning in California check this map.