A large fire, the Rim Fire, has been burning to the southeast of Pinecrest. Although at one point it threatened Pinecrest, the fire is now almost completely contained. Smoke was previously a problem but two recent rains have rendered the sky clear. The fire is now mostly smoldering and does not affect Pinecrest.
The Filmfest in Twain Harte has been rescheduled to beginning October 11 because of smoke from the fire.