California firefighters battling the McKinney Fire get an assist from Oregon crews

Central Oregon crews have reported 15 fires started by lightning in the last 24 hours. Fire officials said the recent heat wave is fueling dry conditions.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon firefighters have joined other crews working to contain the McKinney Fire in Northern California near the Oregon border. A total of 41 firefighters from Clackamas, Marion and Linn Counties arrived Sunday night.

The blaze erupted Friday and has since ripped through 55,000 acres, prompting California officials to order evacuations for thousands of people nearby. Officials said two people died inside of a vehicle in a driveway in the area on Sunday.

The Oregon crews

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