by Kurt Hildebrand

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September 1, 2013
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Sunday update: Glitch, not fire, extends Rim containment date

An Oct. 20 containment date was the result of a software glitch not the expansion of the fourth largest fire in California history. As of this afternoon air quality in the unhealthy levels after the wind shifted back to the south blowing smoke into the Valley from the 224,777-acre Rim fire, burning 75 miles south of Gardnerville. The current containment date is Sept. 20 as more than 5,100 firefighters have a line 45 percent around the blaze, as improved humidity slowed the fire’s spread. But heavy timber continues to burn and firefighters have rated both the terrain and the growth …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 2, 2013 12:17PM Published Sep 1, 2013 11:30AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.