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McKinney Fire becomes California’s largest blaze this year

Firefighters are working Monday to contain a wildfire just south of Oregon’s state line that exploded to over 50,000 acres on Sunday, becoming California’s largest fire this year just one week after the previous record was broken. The McKinney Fire erupted Friday in the Klamath National Forest and quickly burned out of control, threatening the town of Yreka City and putting about 2,000 residents under evacuation orders. It remained 0% contained as of Sunday evening, according to CalFire – a day after California Gov. 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 the fire’s behavior, the US Forest Service said.

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