The source of the record-breaking Rim fire revealed

The fire that burned 237,341 acres, requiring the efforts of more than 5,100 firefights to combat, all started with a single illegal fire set by a lone hunter, officials believe.
Dismissing an earlier rumor that the fire was sparked in an illegal marijuana farm, the Forest Service said Thursday that the hunter believed to be responsible has been identified, though he has yet to be arrested.

Meanwhile, the fire is currently 80% contained, and the fires aren’t expected to be completely extinguished for two weeks.

Read more over at L.A. Now.

Photos: Mike McMillan, U.S. Forest Service / Associated Press, Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

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