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Carr Fire updated: Here’s what we know

The latest on the Carr Fire burning in Redding:

Fatalities: Two confirmed, Don Ray Smith, 81, of Pollock Pines, a private bulldozer operator killed Thursday while trying to contain the flames; fire inspector Jeremy Stoke, a Redding firefighter since 2004 who was killed battling the fire Thursday night. Family members said Saturday three others – a 70-year-old grandmother and children, ages 4 and 5, were killed. Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has not confirmed that, but says 14 people are missing.

This is a breaking story, we’re reporting live updates here.

Injuries: Three Marin County firefighters suffered burns and were treated. Mercy Medical Center in Redding reported treating eight people for burn-related injuries, none serious.

Missing: At least 11 other people are missing

Size: 85,000 acres, or about 132 square miles. The fire is larger than the 61-square-mile size of Redding, which has a population of about 92,000.

Containment: 5 percent. No estimate of when Cal Fire will reach full containment.

Carr Fire

Red circles on this live-updating map are actively burning areas, as detected by satellite. Orange circles have burned in the past 12 to 24 hours, and yellow circles have burned within the past 48 hours. Yellow areas represent the fire perimeter.
Source: National Interagency Fire Center

Cause: Vehicle malfunction on Monday afternoon at Highway 299 and Carr Powerhouse Road in Whiskeytown.

Evacuations: More than 38,000 have been ordered to evacuate from communities on both sides of the Sacramento River. See the complete list of evacuations here.

Damages: 500 homes destroyed, 75 damaged, 4,978 threatened.

Weather outlook: High temperatures of up to 110 degrees are expected Saturday afternoon. At noon, the temperature was recorded as 88 degrees. A red flag warning is effect through Monday morning for the region.

Firefighting resources: 3,410 firefighting personnel, 328 engines, 17 helicopters, 62 bulldozers.

Updates: This is a breaking story, we’re reporting live updates here.

Video updates: See the latest videos on our video page including a 360-degree view of the fire approaching Igo and a view of what its like to drive through Keswick after the flames.

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