California’s McKinney Fire explodes in size amid heat, drought
A wildfire in far northern California, near the border with Oregon, grew from ignition on Friday afternoon to become the state’s biggest fire so far this year, at nearly 52,500 acres by Sunday evening. The latest: At least two people were found dead in a car in a residential driveway on Sunday morning in the town of Klamath River, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook on Monday. … The big picture: The McKinney Fire is affecting an area that is experiencing a drought, heat wave and dangerous weather conditions with dry thunderstorms Sunday and Monday. These storms will spark lightning strikes but little rain.
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