Lightning flashes over fire in Northern California. watch video

The Forest Service mentioned on Facebook that the McKinney Fire remained “an active and dynamic fire” and firefighters were trying to put it out and evacuate people.

Lightning Over Fire, Mckinney Fire, Lightning Over Fire Video, Lighting Video, Lightning Over Fire Video, Indian ExpressThe clip shared by ABC News on Instagram shows a lightning strike even as a blazing fire engulfs the area.

Wildfire broke out in northern California two days ago, aggravated by winds from a thunderstorm.

Following development, the Klamath National Forest announced on Facebook, “With plenty of light moving through the area, the airstrike continues to call for new beginnings like the #ShacklefordFire, located 11 miles west of Fort Jones. About 20 hectares. There are no evacuations or closures at this time.”

Time-lapse footage capturing lightning over the McKinney Fire has surfaced online. The clip shared by ABC News on Instagram shows a lightning strike even as a blazing fire engulfs the area.

The Forest Service mentioned on Facebook that the McKinney Fire remained “an active and dynamic fire” and firefighters tried to extinguish it and evacuate people. It added that an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 acres were burned by the fire.

“#McKinneyFire Update Last estimated acreage is 30,000-40,000. Cumulus clouds develop in the fire area, which can exacerbate the fire behavior. Firefighters continue an aggressive advanced attack on the McKinney fire with the support of numerous air resources including 2 VLATs and 2 Type 1 tankers. The McKinney Fire remains an active and dynamic fire. Please monitor this page for fire and evacuation information along with @SiskiyouSheriff and @SiskiyouOES. Evacuation warnings and orders are in place and remain fluid,” read another Facebook post.

A mandatory evacuation order for parts of Siskiyou County was announced on Saturday. CNN reported. Residents in the evacuation zone were asked by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office to “please leave immediately.”

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