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Update on McKinney Fire, July 30th, 2022

The McKinney Fire has grown significantly as winds from late evening thunderstorms kept the fire active through the night. Runs on the north and south sides of the fire occurred.
Current estimated acreage is at 18,000 acres.
Firefighters were forced to shift from an offensive perimeter control effort to evacuations, point protection and structure defense.
Numerous resources from multiple agencies are committed to this fire, and additional resources continue to arrive. A California Incident Management Team is in-briefing in Yreka today and will be taking control of the fire on Sunday morning.
Another day of very active fire behavior is anticipated with very hot temps in the forecast. A red flag warning is in effect for lightning.
Fire managers are expecting a very dynamic day on the fire as predicted weather is expected to be problematic for the firefighters. Please monitor this page, along with Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services for fire and evacuation information.