The Rim Fire's legacy is proving to be devastating to more than just trees.
At more than 250,000 acres, the Rim Fire has done almost irrepairable damage to the habitats of dozens endangered species.
The Great Gray Owl and the Sierra Nevada Red Fox are just two of many endangered species who saw their living areas scorched by the flames.
Also at risk of extinction is the Pacific Fisher, an endangered weasel which was all but wiped out in the 1920.
Preliminary reports say the blaze destroyed or damaged dozens of nesting and roosting areas for spotted owls, goshawks, and Great Gray Owls -- the largest owl in North America.
The fire has also caused predators such as mountain lions and bears to start going after the endangered animals because much of their own food sources was decimated.