Investigators: hunter started Rim Fire

Firefighters have conducted extensive backfire operations over the past week. Photo: Rim Fire information team9:50 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5. An unnamed hunter started the Rim Fire when he or she allowed an illegal fire to escape on Aug. 17. "No marijuana cultivation sites were located near the origin of the fire," the fire information team said. "No arrests have been made at this time and the hunter's name is being withheld pending further investigation," a U.S. Forest Service press relea...

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