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Inmate firefighters walk along state Highway 120 as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in Northern California on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Fire crews are clearing brush and setting sprinklers to protect two groves of giant sequoias as a massive week-old wildfire rages along the remote northwest edge of the park. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Photo by: Jae C. Hong
Inmate firefighters walk along state Highway 120 as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in Northern California on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Fire crews are clearing brush and setting sprinklers to protect two groves of giant sequoias as a massive week-old wildfire rages along the remote northwest edge of the park. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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