Carr Fire destroys 1,060 homes, becomes sixth most destructive wildfire in state history

SHASTA, TRINITY COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) – The Carr Fire burns in its tenth day as of Thursday, and is being called the state’s sixth worst wildfire, in regards to structures destroyed.

Based on Cal Fire’s most recent estimation about 1,060 homes, 19 commercial structures, and 474 outbuildings have all been destroyed in the Carr Fire’s path.

As of Thursday night, the Carr Fire has scorched about 126,913 acres, and is about 37% contained.

There have been two firefighter fatalities in the Carr Fire, as well as four civilian fatalities, including that of a great grandmother, and two of her great grandchildren, as well as a 62-year-old man who was unable to drive after a recent heart bypass surgery.

Some areas formerly evacuated are being re-populated in Redding.

There is still no estimated time of re-opening for Highway 299, which is closed in both directions, and Caltrans says it could take months for a full re-opening.

For information on the latest emergency evacuations, click here.