Photos: The McKinney fire rages along the Northern California border
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The McKinney fire is burning through heavy, drought-stressed timber in steep terrain in the Klamath National Forest west of Yreka, said Caroline Quintanilla, a spokesperson for the U.S. Forest Service.
It’s shaping up to be the most dangerous fire so far this season in California, threatening multiple communities. The U.S. Forest Service estimated the fire had grown to 55,493 acres with 0% containment.
As Lake Mead continues to drop we are learning water cuts are coming to states dependent on the Colorado River next year. Nevada will have its water allocation cut from the river by 8% and Arizona will have its cut by 21%.
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