Firefighters in California’s northern forests continued to quell the fierce and deadly McKinney fire in Siskiyou County on Sunday, but as temperatures rose, another major fire was burning nearby.
The Six Rivers fire burning more than 16,900 acres in Trinity and Humboldt counties accounted for just 15% on Sunday, according to fire officials.
Fire officials were prepared for a week of scorching heat, as three-digit temperatures are forecast to fade for several days in many parts of the state. “Hot, dry and windy conditions are on the rise, increasing the likelihood of new beginnings,” noted officials. Latest information Posted on Sunday at McKinney Fire.
“We are always alert to changes in weather and conditions,” said Cal Fire spokesman Captain Chris Bruno. “So the increased temperature is a factor.”
Still, by Sunday, McKinney fires, which killed four peopleAfter burning 60,000 acres, 95% remained contained. Some evacuation orders were lifted, but many others be in effect Especially around Highway 96.