We are working to assist those affected, but there is a dire need for shelter, food, and water due to the rising number of displaced families. A fast-moving wildfire scorching through Northern California has destroyed dozens of homes and is creating dangerous smoke conditions in regions farther north. The Mosquito Fire has burned through nearly 49,000 acres and has gutted at least 25 single occupancy residences in El Dorado and Placer counties. More than 11,000 people in the region have been ordered to evacuate. Both the El Dorado and Tahoe National Forests are closed because of the Mosquito Fire, officials said. The fire is so intense that the smoke being emitted is producing hazardous air quality conditions for states farther north and east. Large plumes of smoke were seen covering the city of Reno, Nevada.
We are working to assist those affected, but there is a dire need for shelter, food, and water due to the rising number of displaced families. Disaster Relief: Providing shelter, food. and water. A wildfire raging in Northern California was exacerbated by winds from thunderstorms this weekend, causing significant growth. The fire, known as the McKinney fire, has burned more than 51,000 acres as of Sunday. Saturday for Siskiyou County, saying the blaze has threatened critical infrastructure and forced nearly 2,000 residents to flee their homes. The McKinney fire started on Friday in Siskiyou County near the California-Oregon border, about four hours north of Sacramento. A mandatory evacuation order was announced for parts of Siskiyou County on Saturday, residents within the evacuation zone are being asked to “please leave immediately. About 60 people were evacuated from the Pacific Crest Trail on Saturday due to the McKinney Fire.
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