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McKinney Fire becomes California’s largest blaze this year

Firefighters are working Monday to contain a wildfire just south of the Oregon border that exploded to more than 50,000 acres on Sunday, becoming California’s largest blaze this year just a week after breaking the previous record. The McKinney Fire erupted in the Klamath National Forest on Friday and quickly spun out of control, threatening the town of Yreka City and putting around 2,000 residents under evacuation orders. It remained contained at 0% Sunday evening, according to CalFire – a day after California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency. “Abundant” lightning, gusty winds, high temperatures and low relative humidity all pose threats to firefighters and could further intensify fire behavior, the US Forest Service said.

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