Containment of Yosemite Fire At 75 Percent

A massive wildfire around Yosemite National Park in California is now 75 percent contained.

Fire officials say crews made good progress against the Rim Fire overnight, increasing containment from 70 to 75 percent.

The 235,841 acre fire is one of the largest in California history. As of late higher humidity has been moderating fire behavior, keeping it from growing according to fire officials. Humidity in the area was 58 percent as of Tuesday morning.

However conditions that are conducive to quickly putting an end to the fire are not expected to continue.

“Continued warmer and drier weather is forecasted for the next several days, which will elevate control concerns and slow burnout progress,” reads a statement from an interagency information management system.

It has claimed 111 structures, 11 of them homes.

The fire began on Aug. 17 in the Stanislaus National Forest, and two-thirds of the land burned since then is located there as well. The cause is being investigated.