The deadly Carr Fire in Shasta County is widening its path of destruction, but firefighters are gaining more ground too. Cal Fire says the blaze burned through roughly another seven-thousand-acres overnight for a total of about 110-thousand, but containment is up to 27-percent. The number of fatalities remains at six, including two firefighters. More than 12-hundred structures are now listed as destroyed, about 100 more than last night's update.
The Carr Fire is the seventh-most destructive in California history, just behind the Nuns Fire in Sonoma County last October.
Major Ivan Wilde with the Salvation Army says they have deployed five Emergency Disaster Service teams from around Northern California to serve Carr Fire evacuees. They are also now serving meals at the Mendocino Complex Fire evacuation centers.
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