California Wildfire Turns Tragic, 2 Bodies Found In Burned Vehicle

Investigators still don't know what started the wildfire that started Friday in the Klamath National Forest
A firefighter helmet hangs at the entrance to a property in the community of Klamath River, which burned in the McKinney Fire, in Klamath National Forest, northwest of Yreka, California. July 31, 2022. (DAVID MCNEW/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Bodies were found inside a charred vehicle in Northern California
  • Authorities fear hot, gusty winds and lightning storms will make fire bigger than its already 87 square miles.
  • The McKinney Fire, near Oregon state line, is California’s largest wildfire of the year so far.
  • “It was just so dry and so hot and the fire was going so fast,” said Valerie Linfoot, whose family home was lost in the fire.

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