Fast-moving wildfire in northern California forces residents to evacuate

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By Kanishka Singh (Reuters) -The fast-moving McKinney Fire in northern California near the Oregon border has forced 2,000 residents to evacuate and has destroyed homes and critical infrastructure since it broke out on Friday. Already the largest blaze in California so far this year, the McKinney Fire in Siskiyou County has scorched over 51,000 acres (20,640 hectares). It was 0% contained as of Sunday, according to the latest data shared by officials. More than two decades of drought and rising temperatures, exacerbated by climate change, have made California more vulnerable than ever to wildfi…

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