Lightning Flashes Above McKinney Fire Burning in Northern California

The McKinney Fire burning in northern California grew dramatically on Saturday, July 30, jumping at least 12,000 acres in a single day, officials reported.

The fire covered approximately 18,000 acres as of 8.45 am local time on Saturday but exploded to between 30,000 and 40,000 acres by 4 pm, the Forest Service for Klamath in Siskiyou County said.

Multiple mandatory evacuation orders were in place for areas just south of the California-Oregon border.

Timelapse footage shot by Matthew Newman in Siskiyou County shows lightning flashing above the McKinney Fire on the night of Friday, July 29. Credit: Matthew Newman via Storyful

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