The wildfire burning in Yosemite has become the largest fire in the Sierra's recorded history. Take a look a images of fire and the damage it has caused.
Evidence of the Rim Fire is in the smoke-filled sky in Nevada. The air quality index briefly surpassed the rare "hazardous" level east of Lake Tahoe before improving slightly. Everyone should avoid all physical activity outdoors when the air quality index reaches "hazardous," considered "emergency conditions," the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection said on its website.
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