Northern California Massive Carr Fire Kills Six People

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Deadly wildfire in Northern California
Credits: CAL Fire Facebook page

The massive wildfire ravaging Northern California known as the Carr Fire killed at least six people including firefighters. The deadly wildfire forced thousands of people evacuate their home and destroyed hundreds of structures.

As of Monday morning, the Carr Fire already burnt 98, 724 acres and is only 20 percent contained. It already destroyed 723 residential structures, 3 commercial structures, and 240 outbuildings.

Additionally, the monstrous blazed damaged 159 residences, 4 commercial structures, and 30 outbuildings, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire).

The Carr Fire is now included in the list of top ten most destructive wildfires in the history of California. Currently, 3,388 firefighters, 334 fire engines, 68 bulldozers and 17 helicopters are fighting the flames.

In an interview with CNN, Cal Fire regional Battalion Chief Jonathan Cox said, “We are seeing more destructive, larger fires burning at rates we have historically never seen.”

The two firefighters killed in the wildfire were Don Ray Smith, a bulldozer operator of Pollock Pines and Fire Inspector Jerry Stoke of Redding. The other victims were Melody Bledsoe and her young great-grandchildren James  and Emily Roberts.