Photos: The McKinney fire rages along the Northern California border


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 51,468 acres as of Sunday morning with 0% containment.

Angela Crawford watches the McKinney fire from her home in Klamath National Forest on Saturday.

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A man and his dog run to a truck near a wildfire.

A man runs to a truck as the McKinney fire burns in Klamath National Forest on Saturday.

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Trees go up in flames from a wildfire

Flames from the McKinney fire consume trees Saturday along Highway 96 in Klamath National Forest.

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A horse looks up from grazing with smoke in the background.

A horse grazes in a pasture as the McKinney fire burns Saturday in Klamath National Forest.

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Homes, cars and trees are charred in a smoky landscape.

Charred homes and vehicles are left from the McKinney fire in Klamath National Forest.

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A woman outside a house framed by a burning ridge nearby.

Angela Crawford planned Saturday to stay with her husband and defend their home from the McKinney fire.

(Noah Berger / Associated Press)



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