A firefighter uses a hose to douse flames of the Rim Fire on a hillside, on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) [via The Atlantic

A coyote walks across U.S. Highway 120, shut down due to the Rim Fire on August 23, 2013 near Groveland, California.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) [via The Atlantic

A firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitors a back fire as he battles the Rim Fire in Groveland, on August 21, 2013.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) [via The Atlantic

Fire consumes trees along US highway 120 as the Rim Fire burns out of control on August 21, 2013 in Groveland, California.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) [via The Atlantic

A bulldozer puts in a fire line as the Rim Fire burns in the background near the border of Yosemite National Park, California, on August 23, 2013. (Reuters/Max Whittaker) [via The Atlantic]

Flames billow from the front of a car that was consumed by the Rim Fire on August 25, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) [via The Atlantic

The Rim Fire burns along Highway 120 near Yosemite National Park, on August 25, 2013. With winds gusting to 50 mph on Sierra mountain ridges and flames jumping from treetop to treetop, hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to protect this and other communities in the path of fire. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) [via The Atlantic]

Los Angeles County firefighters hike on a fire line on the Rim Fire near Groveland, California, on August 22, 2013.(Reuters/Max Whittaker) [via The Atlantic