The American Interest
Analysis by Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Photo Of The Week

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AUGUST 22: A firefighter from the Colorado based Long Canyon Fire Department monitors a back fire while battling the Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 2,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that was reduced to only 2 percent containment after it nearly tripled in size overnight. Photo courtesy Getty Images.

 

Published on August 25, 2013 12:00 pm
  • johngbarker

    Any ideas on how the fire started? I have not heard a thing and I live nearby.

  • ljgude

    A worthy photo of the week. The silhouetted human figure standing for his 1000 colleagues It shows both the detail in the form of the backfires and the glow of the huge fire in the background along with the magnificent trees.