The massive Rim fire in and around Yosemite National Park that began in August and burned 250,000 acres was declared 100% contained Friday by fire officials.
The blaze, which ignited Aug. 17 by a hunter’s illegal campfire, was the third-largest wildfire in California history and burned 398 square miles, the U.S. Forest Service said.
The cost of battling the Rim fire reached over $127.3 million. It destroyed 112 structures, including 11 homes, according to fire officials.
The fire was indicative of the type of fire California is prone to experiencing during fire season, said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
“It grew so quickly during a one-week period, it took state, local and federal fire fighters to make a stand,” Berlant said Friday. “This fire had a lot of potential for a lot of destruction.”