The McKinney fire currently burning in the northernmost part of California has been named as the largest fire in California this year, with over 55,000 acres burned and more than 100 homes destroyed in the span of 72 hours. The additionally terrifying aspect of this fire is that despite the efforts of at least 650 firefighters, officials have shared that the fire remains 0% contained, meaning that no progress has been made whatsoever to stop the flames from spreading. While a bit of rain helped bring moisture into the air, allowing firefighters to briefly make some headway, lightning and thunderstorms raged on, exacerbating the issue and causing more small fires in different areas.
A devastating wildfire near Yosemite National Park has grown into one of California’s biggest blazes of the year, burning more than 14,000 acres and forcing thousands to evacuate from their communities. The blaze near the national park has burned out of control amid sweltering temperatures and low humidity, officials state.
A wind-driven wildfire burned down up to 20 homes in Southern California on Wednesday. The fire, which has now been named the Coastal fire, has grown to 199 acres since it began on Wednesday. According to CalFire, it is 0% contained, and winds up to 30mph have helped the flames grow.