Los Angeles County firefighters hike in on a fire line on the Rim Fire near Groveland, California, August 22, 2013. The wildfire raging out of control near Yosemite National Park in northern California ballooned to nearly 54,000 acres on Thursday, more than tripling in size from the day before, forest officials said. (REUTERS/Max Whittaker)
Los Angeles County firefighters hike in on a fire line on the Rim Fire near Groveland, California, August 22, 2013 (Reuters/Max Whittaker)

A wildfire in California is blazing out of control near Yosemite National Park.

According to the US National Park Service, the Rim Fire has continued to increase in size.

"It continues to exhibit very large fire growth due to extremely dry fuels and inaccessible terrain," the park service authorities said in the latest fire update, on 24 August, "Fire behaviour was very active today with very rapid rates of spread, running surface fire, torching, passive crowning and long range spotting occurring in most all areas of the fire."

The Rim Fire, which broke out in Stanislaus National Forest a week ago is spread across 125,620 acres of land, the officials said. The wildfire has reportedly blackened 11,000 acres at the northeast edge of Yosemite and gutted four homes and 12 outbuildings in the region.

As many as 2,672 fire personnel have been deployed to control the fire.

Here are a few pictures of the California Rim Fire, named after a lookout point called Rim of the World at Stanislaus.

Firefighter Dave Beck rakes embers away from a road on the rim fire near Buck Meadows, California. (Photo: Reuters)
Firefighter Dave Beck rakes embers away from a road on the rim fire near Buck Meadows, California. (Reuters)
Running surface fire has affected direct line suppression efforts to control Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park , said the park officials. (Photo: Reuters)
Running surface fire has affected direct line suppression efforts to control Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park , said the park officials. (Reuters)
The sun sets on the Rim Fire near Buck Meadows, California. (Photo: Reuters)
The sun sets on the Rim Fire near Buck Meadows, California. (Reuters)
Firefighters monitor the edge of the Rim Fire as it burns near Berkeley Camp near Buck Meadows, California. (Photo: Reuters)
Firefighters monitor the edge of the Rim Fire as it burns near Berkeley Camp near Buck Meadows, California. (Reuters)
The continued activity of Rim Fire has raised safety concerns for firefighters adjacent to the fire’s edge. (Photo: Reuters)
The continued activity of Rim Fire has raised safety concerns for firefighters adjacent to the fire’s edge. (Photo: Reuters)
A firefighting crew puts out a spot fire that jumped a fire line in Yosemite National Park. (Photo: Reuters)
A firefighting crew puts out a spot fire that jumped a fire line in Yosemite National Park. (Reuters)
The Rim Fire continues to grow out of control near Yosemite National Park, California, prompting evacuation advisories in nearby areas and forcing tourists to flee. (Photo: Reuters)
The Rim Fire continues to grow out of control near Yosemite National Park, California, prompting evacuation advisories in nearby areas and forcing tourists to flee. (Reuters)

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