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Nearly 40 percent of Rim Fire land a moonscape
In this September 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a soils scientist from the Burned Area Emergency Response team assesses a burn area in the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif. Of the more than 250,000 acres that burned within the Rim Fire perimeter, the National Park Serviceís Burned Area Emergency Response team estimated Monday Sept. 16, 2013, that 7 percent burned at high severity, 37 percent at moderate severity and the other 56 percent either didnít burn or burned at low severity. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Brad Rust)

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