Approximately 7:30p tonight, officials announced that California Interagency Incident Management Team 10 (IMT) and CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 2 have been activated to the McKinney Fire. IMT’s are made up of trained personnel from federal, state & local agencies to provide operational management to large-scale incidents.
Yreka Police Department has issued an Evacuation Order for the area west of Fairchild Street and Shasta Street to include Oakridge Mobile Estates. This area is being evacuated due to proximity to the fire and the need for additional time necessary for this this group of residents to safely evacuate. Residents in the Evacuation Order area should evacuate immediately.
An Evacuation Warning has been issued for all areas of Yreka west of I-5. Residents in the Evacuation Warning area should prepare to evacuate and should be ready if the area is changed to an order.
An Evacuation Shelter is opening at Weed Community Center 161 E. Lincoln Ave. Weed, CA. The shelter at Kahtishraam Wellness Center in Yreka is closing. Animal Sheltering is available at the following locations:
Dog Evacuation Shelter: 2216 East Oberlin Road, Yreka CA 96097, 530-842-0829.
Cat Evacuation Shelter: 109 North Broadway Street, Yreka, CA 96097, 541-531-1086.
Livestock Animal Evacuation Shelter: 1712 Fairlane Road, Yreka, CA 96097 (access from Sharps
road at horse barns) 530-340-1038.
Closures continue for Hwy 96 and McKinney Creed Road, southwest of the Klamath river in Siskiyou County. At this time, the McKinney Fire is officially 30,000 acres with 1% containment.
This is a developing incident. Medford Alert will continue to monitor and update as new information becomes available.