Fire Recovery

In July 2022 our town and communiy suffered devastating loss due to the McKinney Fire. We are on a journey of recovery and caring for our community.

Flames from the McKinney fire burn beyond firefighters in Klamath National Forest, Calif., on Sunday, July 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)AP

McKinney Fire, July 2022

The McKinney Fire, a destructive wildfire that burned the Klamath National Forest in western Siskiyou County, California, ignited on July 29, 2022 at approximately 2:15pm before undergoing explosive growth over the next day and a half. 

The fire consumed more than 50,000 acres in less than 36 hours, destroying at least 185 structures (including most of the unincorporated community of Klamath River). 

Our beloved Community Hall was victim to the fire as well as 118 homes of our community members. We are on a journey of recovery, and are working hard to stay connected as a community through it all. 

Here are some ways you can help us:

The century old Klamath River Community Hall lies in ruins after it was destroyed by the McKinney Fire in the Klamath National Forest northwest of Yreka, Calif., on Aug. 1, 2022.

DAVID MCNEW, AFP via Getty Images

A firetruck drives along California Highway 96 as the McKinney Fire burned in Klamath National Forest, Calif., Saturday, July 30, 2022. The largest fire in California this year.

Noah Berger, AP

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US Forest Service - Klamath National Forest Facebook Page