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Here’s what we know about the Carr Fire and conditions in Redding

360 video shows Carr Fire approaching Igo on Saturday

The Carr Fire continues to advance south on Saturday morning, July 28, 2018, toward the community of Igo. This 360 video shows the burned landscape and Cal Fire activity on Placer Road near Diggins Way.
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The Carr Fire continues to advance south on Saturday morning, July 28, 2018, toward the community of Igo. This 360 video shows the burned landscape and Cal Fire activity on Placer Road near Diggins Way.

The latest on the Carr Fire burning in Redding:

Fatalities: Six confirmed, including 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; 70-year-old Melody Bledsoe and her great-grandchildren Emily, 4, and James, 5. The sixth victim hasn’t been identified.

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 10 other people are missing

Size: 95,368 acres, or about 149 square miles. The fire is twice the size of Redding, population 92,000.

Containment: 17 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: 874 structures destroyed, 175 damaged, 5,012 threatened.

Weather outlook: High temperatures of 99 degrees are expected Sunday afternoon, spiking back up to 106 degrees Monday and Tuesday. A red flag warning is effect through Monday morning for the region.

Firefighting resources: 3,338 firefighting personnel, 334 engines, 17 helicopters, 68 bulldozers.

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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