YOSEMITE (CBS13) – Nearly eight months after the massive Rim Fire lit up the forests in and around Yosemite, the park announced that all areas within the park have been reopened.

The fire – which started on Aug. 17, 2013 – forced parts of Yosemite National Park to close.

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Wednesday, the park announced that all the areas not already reopened – including Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and hiking trails in Hetch Hetchy – are now back open to the public.

Even with the reopening, however, officials note that visitors should keep an extra eye-out for risks due to the fire – including unstable trees, uneven ground, rock falls and other debris.

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Fire restrictions have also been lifted.

In total, about 255,000 acres was burned by the Rim Fire. Of that number, 77,000 acres were within Yosemite National Park.

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If you’re interested in what areas were affected by the fire, head over to http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/rimfire.htm.