August 31: Update for Cal Alumni Regarding the Tuolumne County Rim Fire

Dear Lair Campers, Cal Alumni, and Friends,

I would like to provide you with an update regarding the Tuolumne County Rim Fire. The fire is now 35% contained and continues to burn approximately six miles from the Lair. An advisory evacuation order remains in place from Mi-Wuk to Pinecrest, where the Lair of the Bear and Pinecrest Chalet are located. At this point, all Lair and Chalet staff and guests have been sent home.

In light of recent cancellations of some of our sessions, our final decisions regarding the status of Young Alumni Weekend (Sept. 5–8) and the Oski Family Weekend (Sept. 6–8) will be made in the days to come, and all campers for these sessions will be kept apprised.

Our teams are closely monitoring the direction and progress of the fire, and we are posting regular updates on our Cal Alumni Association’s Facebook page and the Lair Facebook page.

Thank you for your continued positive thoughts.

For more information:

For the latest from Rim Fire Incident Command

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