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Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp appears safe for now

The Berkeley-run Tuolumne Family Camp in more halcyon times. Photo: Sonny Abesamis/Creative Commons.
The Berkeley-run Tuolumne Family Camp in more halcyon times. Photo: Sonny Abesamis/Creative Commons.

While the Rim Fire in central California continues to rage out of control, the Berkeley Tuolomne Family camp appears to be safe for now, according to the tweets of San Francisco Chronicle reporter Vivian Ho.

Ho, who covers crime for the daily, posted this snapshot of camp’s entrance Saturday morning. She has been traveling all around the afflicted area, posting photos of what she sees.Screen Shot 2013-08-24 at 10.54.43 AM Screen Shot 2013-08-24 at 10.55.31 AM

The fire is still raging dangerously out of control, having crossed into the boundaries of Yosemite National Park. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for San Francisco County on Friday since the Rim Fire is threatening the city’s water supply.

Firefighters are trying to keep the fire to the east of the North Fork of the Tuolumne River, according to the U.S. Forest Service’s website. The fire has now spread to 125,620 acres and is 5% contained, according to officials.

Follow the latest updates at Twitter at #RimFire