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All McKinney Fire Evacuations Lifted, Crews Working Smaller Lightning Fires After This Week’s Storms

Evacuations have been lifted in the footprint of the McKinney Fire, still 95% contained after burning 60,400 acres. At least 185 structures were destroyed, including at least 87 homes. Four people were known to have been killed by the fire. 11 firefighters and civilians have been injured. Despite the lifting of evacuation orders, residents are warned that there’s still a threat of toxic materials and debris. The Klamath National Forest closure is still in effect.

At least 14 new lightning fires have resulted from this week’s storms on the Klamath National Forest, including 5 in the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District and six in the Almon/Scott Ranger District. There are also 6 new fires inside the McKinney perimeter. Patrols and lookouts will continue to watch for new smoke columns in the coming days.

A fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest west of Big Bend near Iron Canyon Reservoir has a line around it after burning one-and-a-half acres.