Incident Update McKinney Fire
- 7:03 PM
- McKinney Fire
- Start Date/Time
- Incident Status
- Hwy 96 and McKinney Creed Road, southwest of Klamath River
- Under Investigation
- Administration Unit
- Unified Command: CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit and Klamath National Forest
- Unified Command Agency(s)
- Structures Threatened
- Structures Destroyed
- Structures Damaged
- Civilian Injuries
- Firefighter Injuries
- Civilian Fatalities
- Firefighter Fatalities
Conditions were sunny, hot, and very dry over the incident on Friday. High temperatures ranged from the lower 80s on the ridges to near 100 in the valley bottoms. Minimum humidity values were 8-15% across the entire incident. Winds were light to moderate downslope in the morning then switched to west-northwest in the afternoon with gusts up to 20 MPH.
Mostly clear conditions are expected Friday night with poor to moderate humidity recoveries and mainly slope-driven winds. Hot, dry, breezy weather continues Saturday. There will be just enough moisture and instability that a thunderstorm cannot be ruled out over the incident.
COMMUNITY MEETING:A community meeting is being held for the #McKinneyFire on Friday at 7:00 PM at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. The meeting is in building 1, the first building on the left as you pass through the main gate.
Address: 1712 Fairlane Road, Yreka, CA 96097
Questions can be sent ahead of time at 2022.McKinney@firenet.gov.
If you can’t join us in person, we are offering livestream on the following platforms: bit.ly/McKinneyFireYouTube
CURRENT FOREST ORDERS: Fire restrictions are in effect on the Klamath National Forest. For more information visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/klamath/alerts-notices/
Pacific Crest Trail Information: https://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/closures
Highway 96 remains closed
- Highway 96 corridor
- Communities of Oak Knoll
- Klamath River and Scott Bar from Interstate 5 to the town of Seiad
- Encompassing both the McKinney and China 2 Fires.
- Water Tenders
- Hand Crews
- Total Personnel