McKinney and Oak Wildfires, CA, July-August 2022
29 Jul 2022
There are two large wildfires burning in Northern California, the McKinney fire and the Oak fire. The McKinney fire started on July 29 and is has burned over 60,000 acres, making it California’s largest current wildfire. It is located near California’s northern border with Oregon, ten miles west of the town of Yreka, CA, population 7,589. The blaze has destroyed 240 structures, including eighty-seven homes. The fire is 40% contained.
The Oak fire started on July 22nd near the Sierra foothills community of Midpines, approximately forty miles southwest of Yosemite National Park. The blaze is now at 94% containment. It destroyed over 19,000 acres of land and 190 structures, with at least half of those being homes. All evacuation orders have been lifted.
For more information regarding the Oak fire, visit https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2022/7/22/oak-fire/
And regarding the McKinney fire, visit https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2022/7/29/mckinney-fire/
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