Lightning flashes above fire in Northern California. Watch video

Lightning flashes above fire in Northern California. Watch video

A wildfire worsened by thunderstorm winds broke out in northern California two days ago.

Following the development, Klamath National Forest announced on Facebook, “With abundant light moving through the region, the air strike continues to call for new beginnings like the #ShacklefordFire located 11 miles west of Ft. Jones Approximately 20 acres At this point, no evacuations or closures are in place.

Time-lapse footage capturing flashes over the McKinney Fire has surfaced online. The clip shared by ABC News on Instagram shows the lightning striking even as a burning red light envelops the area.

The Forest Service mentioned on Facebook that the McKinney Fire remained “an active and vibrant fire” and firefighters were trying to put it out and evacuate people. He added that an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 acres had been burned in the fire.

“#McKinneyFire Update Latest estimated area is 30,000 to 40,000. Cumulus clouds are developing in the fire area which has the potential to exacerbate fire behavior. The firefighters, with the support of numerous air assets, including 2 VLATs and 2 Type 1 tankers, continue their aggressive prolonged attack against the McKinney Fire. The McKinney Fire remains an active and dynamic fire. Please monitor this page, as well as @SiskiyouSheriff and @SiskiyouOES for fire and evacuation information. Warnings and evacuation orders are in place and remain fluid,” another Facebook post read.

On Saturday, a mandatory evacuation order was announced for parts of Siskiyou County, CNN reported. Residents of the evacuation zone have been asked by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office to “please leave immediately.”


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