Yosemite fire: San Francisco power and water supply in danger | Mail Online

Yosemite fire: San Francisco power and water supply in danger | Mail Online

California’s Rim Fire is now causing ash to rain down upon a reservoir that holds nearly all of the drinking water for San Francisco’s 2.6 million people.

More than 8,000 firefighters have thus far been called to help extinguish the 230-square-mile inferno, the largest ever in the Sierra Nevada mountain range as it barrels toward the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

And now the blaze, which was only 15 percent contained after raging for ten days as of Monday, threatens power and fresh water to San Francisco as well as as the Golden State’s iconic giant sequoia trees.

via Yosemite fire: San Francisco power and water supply in danger | Mail Online.

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