Engaged couple’s home, belongings destroyed in Carr Fire, except wedding dress

SHASTA/TRINITY COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) – The Carr Fire took on another 3,000 Wednesday, putting the blaze at over 176,000, and full containment isn’t in sight in the near future.

The fire that started on July 23 is still just 47% contained.

With strong wind and vegetation feeding the flames, over 4,761 personnel struggle to make progress.

At least 1,077 homes have been destroyed in the Carr Fire, and another 528 remain threatened as of Wednesday night.

One couple impacted by the Carr Fire says the blaze destroyed their home, and their wedding plans.

Bree Harles and fiancé Nick Fiscus were planning to marry last Sunday, but just days before their big day, flames from the Carr Fire burned their home to the ground.

Harles says the fire destroyed everything except her wedding dress.

One of the only other things that remained in the home was a “love sign” that the couple plans to still use in the wedding, whenever and wherever it takes place.

“We were planning to go forward with it but then the smoke was just really bad and we had a lot of people coming from out of town and that would fill up hotel rooms which should go to people here,” said Bree Harles, “I don’t know where to go because we are starting from scratch, starting at point A again planning a wedding other than the dress… the dress is taken care of.”

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