California wildfire explodes in size amid "critical" risk

Posted on AllSides August 1st, 2022
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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.

Evacuation orders remained in place on Sunday night due to the McKinney Fire in Siskiyou County, where California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) declared a state of emergency. The fire was 0%...

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