Incident Update McKinney Fire

Date:
08/04/2022
Time:
1:02 PM

Incident Facts

Name
McKinney Fire
Start Date/Time
2022-08-04
Incident Status
Active
Location
Hwy 96 and McKinney Creed Road, southwest of Klamath River
Type
Wildfire
Cause
Under Investigation
Counties
Siskiyou
Administration Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit and Klamath National Forest
Unified Command Agency(s)
Size
58,668
Containment
10%
Structures Threatened
4,576
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Tuesday’s thunderstorms dropped 1-3 inches of rain on the eastern flank of the McKinney Fire. The higher amounts fell on the eastern one third. Heavy debris flow occurred as a result in multiple drainages and blocked lower lying portions of Humbug Creek Rd. On Wednesday morning, heavy equipment was used to reestablish access into the area for the firefighters working that branch of the fire. Although a considerable amount of rain fell, many pockets of heat remain. As the area dries in the coming days, fire activity in the east is expected to pick up once again. The western half of the fire did not receive measurable precipitation.

COMMUNITY MEETING:A community meeting is being planned for tomorrow night in Yreka at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. Details on the time and specific meeting location will be announced shortly.

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  

Road Closures:

Highway 96 remains closed

Evacuation Zones

Evacuation Information:

Evacuation Information

  • 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.

Assigned Resources

Engines
228
Water Tenders
45
Helicopters
10
Dozers
55
Hand Crews
50
Total Personnel
2219