Fire crews make ‘great progress’ on McKinney Fire perimeter

  • Source: KNVN-TV NBC 24 Chico
  • Published: 08/05/2022 09:06 AM

Firefighters have made “great progress” on the perimeter of the Mckinney Fire as it has burned 59,636 acres and remains at 10% containment, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Crews are working to get depth on contaminant lines on the west side of the fire. Isolated cells of thunderstorms continue to come in and could produce 30 mph gusts. Terrain-driven fire behavior continues to happen in the Mill Creek area. Crews have been starting to mop up along Walker Bridge and other communities along Highway 96 from Highway 263 junction to Seiad, east towards Yreka, Scott Bar and Horse Creek. On Thursday, crews said the Smokey Fire started just north of the McKinney Fire, nearly two miles from the Oregon border. Crews were able to lay a hose around the fire as it spread to 34 acres.


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