California's McKinney Fire has destroyed nearly 90 houses and is only 30% contained a week after breaking out in the Klamath National Forest, with hot and dry conditions expected to continue through the weekend.
The blaze, the largest wildfire in California so far this year, erupted on July 29 in the forest near the California-Oregon border and grew rapidly, fueled by winds from thunderstorms.
On Tuesday it had burned more than 56,000 acres and forced thousands to evacuate. As of Friday evening, the fire had reached 59,666 acres and the perimeter was 30% contained, according to InciWeb, a US clearinghouse for fire information. More than 2,400 fire personnel are involved in battling the fire.