[UPDATE 8:25 a.m.: One of the Dead Is a Redding City Firefighter] Two Dead and Thousands Displaced as Carr Fire Tears Into Redding
The fire has been throwing embers and spotting up to one mile ahead so firefighters will be watching for that today also. The conditions in the early evenings of the last few days have fed the fire and firefighters will be looking for more of the same starting around 5 p.m.
For more on the latest evacuations and road closures, go here.
- Operations Map –to see details either zoom or click on the map and download a pdf.
- Heat Map–to see details either zoom or click on the map and download a pdf.
- KMZ Map–Zoom for detail or for 3D imagery, click on the map and download a file that connects with your Google Earth program.
UPDATE 8:25 a.m.: According to a Cal Fire spokesperson, there were two fatalities. One was a “private hired dozer operator” yesterday afternoon. The other death was “a Redding city firefighter.” The spokesperson wasn’t able to provide information about where the deaths occurred nor about their circumstances. He did say, “The families are being notified. We are still in the fact-gathering portion of the incident.”
In addition, he said that there were “three minor injuries to firefighters and some reports of minor injuries to civilians but we do not have a count.”
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