Published Sunday, August 14, 2022, 1020 hours PT

Update | Wednesday | August 17, 2022 | A retraction of two photos have been deleted due to possible misclassification as to which wildfire incident they belong to.

The MCKINNEY FIRE is located 15 miles northwest of Yreka, California. The cause of this fire is unknown and under investigation.

Management of this incident is currently under the CA Teams 2 (IMT1) and 12 (IMT2).

July 30, 2022, Photo | Credit: ALERTCalifornia

About 60,392 acres of timber, tall grass, and brush have been burned. There is a 95% containment status.

Fire behavior is currently minimal with creeping and smoldering. Firefighters are mopping up heavy and, downed fire fuels, as well as hot spots.

At this time, about 1,870 total personnel with 28 crews, 149 engines, and five copters remain assigned to this incident.

Incident Cooperators include the following:

USFS – Klamath National Forest – Firefighters engage the fire and have been busy removing hoses back up to their Fire Cache, something that they make look easy but we know heavy fire packs and hoses up steep roadways can be strenuous.

SIERRA MADRE FD – Members were part of the Strike Team 1862F which returned safely after being deployed for 19 days. They assisted also on the Oak Fire as well.

SISKIYOU COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – They assisted with evacuation orders and other law enforcement-related duties during this wildfire incident.


USFS – TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST – This National Forest jumped in with full force of supporting those on the Klamath National Forest by providing firefighters to help with suppression and containment efforts

They deployed the TNF American River Hotshots.

There have been four deaths and 11 injuries.

About 185 structures have been destroyed, while 11 were damaged.

CTD: $51.4 Million.

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