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McKinney Fire now 55% contained, some evacuation orders lifted

McKinney Fire now 40% contained
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SISKIYOU COUNTY -- The largest wildfire to rage in California this year is now more than half contained. 

Cal Fire says the deadly wildfire in northern California is 55% contained as of Monday evening. The blaze has scorched more than 60,000 acres. 

The fire, which started on July 29 in the Klamath National Forest, has claimed the lives of four people and destroyed nearly 90 homes. 

One of the people killed was Kathy Shoopman, a long-time U.S. Forest Service employee. She was the first publicly identified victim of the fire.

The Klamath River community remains under an evacuation order, although residents of zones east of Yreka were allowed to return home Monday. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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