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Dramatic Mud Flow Flooding when Bridge Taken Out Yesterday at #McKinneyFire

"Last night we had a bridge give out near Humbug Road within the evacuation zone. The individual inside was a private contractor working the fire and was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries," Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release.At the time, Siskiyou Alerts posted on Facebook, "four vehicles swept […]

Siskiyou South County Yreka

Klamath Chokes On Mud and Debris – Siskiyou Telephone Sets-up Free WiFi – Yeti Now Blows Up

****Last nights thunderstorm carries mud and debris from #kckinneyFire fire scar to the Klamath River****Siskiyou Telephone has set up a temporary FREE Wi-Fi Hotspot on highway 96****#yetifire it’s hot and dry, as expected. We’re seeing an increase in fire activityWe here at Siskiyou Telephone would like to send our thoughts and prayers to those of […]

Scott Valley Siskiyou Yreka

Two More Deaths Confirmed on McKinney Fire – Fire Slowed Yesterday, Concerns for Today

**** Siskiyou Sheriff Confirmed Two More Deaths on McKinney Fire, Total of Four**** EXCLUSIVE: Fire Photo Collection by Publisher Jay Martin**** McKinney Fire 56,165 acres and 0% contained; Yeti Fire Complex (China2 and Alex) 2,430 acres and 0% contained; Shackleford Fire 31 acres and 45% contained; Meamber Fire 63 acres and 35% contained.**** Siskiyou Golden […]

Siskiyou South County Yreka

#McKinneyFire – Evening Update

***#McKinneyFire – Update***Fairchild Clinic to Resume Appointments***Siskiyou OES Unaccounted for Persons***New Fire on the KlamathFrom U.S. Forest Service – KNFFire activity was again mitigated today by cloudy, cooler conditions. On the McKinney Fire, no perimeter growth was observed. Crews were able to work successfully behind the city of Yreka, bringing dozer line along the ridge […]

Scott Valley Siskiyou Yreka

Expect Another Explosive Day on McKinney Fire

**** SHERIFF UPDATES EVACUATION ORDERS**** Active Fire Behavior Anticipated**** New Fire Management Team Being Briefed Today **** Weather Expected to be Problematic to FirefightersThe #McKinneyFire has grown significantly as winds from late evening thunderstorms kept the fire active through the night. Runs on the north and south sides of the fire occurred.Firefighters were forced to […]