The Beginning Of The Rim Fire Captured On Security Camera

This sped-up time lapse video is of the start of the Rim Fire on Saturday, August 17th at 3:23 PM. This comes from a home webcam that was located just a few miles west of the fire. You can see clouds over the Sierra Nevada. Although the cause of the fire has not yet been determined, one theory is that the Rim Fire may have been started by a lightning strike.

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