Wildfire evacuation orders relaxed after rain falls on Northern California’s McKinney Fire
A search and rescue worker looks at the remains of a home on Aug. 1, 2022, that was destroyed by the McKinney fire after it burned along Highway 96 near Yreka, California, over the weekend. - Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — McKinney fire evacuation orders in Yreka and Hawkinsville were reduced to warnings Wednesday afternoon, allowing residents to go home after rain dampened the blaze Tuesday evening. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and Yreka Police Department announced the reduction on social media at 3:50 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday. All other evacuation orders and warnings remain in place. The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday morning reported the McKinney fire at 57,519 acres, or 90 square miles, with containment at 0%. But the blaze slowed significantly after a downpour soaked the...