Governor Newsom declares a state of emergency for the Siskiyou County fire that has burned 30,000 acres

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for a fast-growing wildfire in Siskiyou County that erupted Friday afternoon. the United States Forest Service. Evacuations in the McKinney FireAn evacuation order means there is an immediate threat to livelihoods and evacuation is mandatory. An evacuation warning means the fire behavior could threaten nearby homes and businesses. Although no one is forced to leave during an evacuation warning, it is strongly encouraged.| MORE | See the evacuation map hereA portion of Highway 96 remains closed due to the fire. | MORE | Follow the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services social media pages for the latest evacuations. in its latest update. Resources from multiple agencies have been assigned to the fire and a California incident management team will take control of the fire on Sunday, officials said. Crews are expecting another day of active fire behavior due to high temperatures in the area, and a red flag warning is in effect due to lightning. “Fire officials are expecting a very dynamic day on the fire as the weather forecast is expected to be problematic for firefighters,” officials said. Newsom declares state of emergencyGov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Siskiyou County on Saturday due to the McKinney fire. “, said the governor’s office. The proclamation also allows access to federal assistance and triggers the Emergency Management Assistance Pact, which allows resources from other states to assist California crews.

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for a fast-growing wildfire in Siskiyou County that erupted Friday afternoon.

The McKinney Fire has forced several evacuations in the area and has burned at least 30,000 acres as of 5 p.m. Saturday, according to the United States Forest Service.

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McKinney fire evacuations

An evacuation order means that there is an immediate threat to livelihoods and evacuation is mandatory.

An evacuation warning means the fire behavior could threaten nearby homes and businesses. Although no one is required to leave during an evacuation warning, it is still strongly encouraged.

| MORE | See the evacuation map here

Part of Highway 96 remains closed due to the fire.

| MORE | Follow the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services social media pages for the latest evacuations

Fight the fire

“Firefighters were forced to shift from an offensive effort of perimeter control to evacuations, point guarding and structure defense,” the US Forest Service said in its latest update.

Resources from multiple agencies have been assigned to the fire and a California incident management team will take control of the fire on Sunday, officials said.

Crews are expecting another day of active fire behavior due to high temperatures in the area, and a red flag warning is in effect due to lightning.

“Firefighters are expecting a very dynamic day on the fire as the weather forecast is expected to be problematic for firefighters,” officials said.

Governor Newsom declares a state of emergency

Governor Gavin Newsom on Saturday declared a state of emergency for Siskiyou County due to the McKinney Fire.

“A state of emergency allows for more flexibility in the face of an ongoing crisis, including the suspension of regulatory laws that may impede emergency response and recovery efforts,” the governor’s office said.

The proclamation also allows access to federal assistance and triggers the Emergency Management Assistance Pact, which allows resources from other states to assist California crews.

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