Pacific Crest Trail Hikers Evacuated from McKinney Fire

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. - Evacuations for the McKinney fire in northern Siskiyou County includes part of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Search And Rescue (SAR) and Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) personnel assisted 60 people off the PCT on the California side of the Red Buttes Wilderness this afternoon. 

JCSO SAR personnel assisted, directed and or transported the hikers from Road Junction 1055 to Seattle Bar at Applegate Lake. From there two RVTD buses transported them to Medford and Ashland at their request. The rescue team consisted of one JCSO deputy, three SAR volunteers, and four RVTD personnel. Many thanks to RVTD for the assist!

Today SAR volunteers are also currently assisting Siskiyou County Sheriff Search and Rescue with evacuations. Much appreciation to our SAR volunteers!!

Jackson County is getting smoke and ash from the #McKinneyFire but AT THIS TIME there is no direct threat to our community. Fire conditions can change any minute so BE READY.

There are NO evacuations currently in Jackson County. However, we are moving into a weekend of RED FLAG fire risk conditions and lightning. This means new fires could start and change conditions quickly. This is a good time to work on your family’s preparedness and monitoring together.