Carr Fire Containment Reaches 75%

Safety is a priority as firefighters continue to make progress on the Carr Fire. The massive blaze has blackened 218,598 acres. Containment is up to 75% The number of burned homes increased by two and now stands at 1,079. Cal-Fire is now reporting that an additional 3 structures burned as well for a total of 503, along with 22 commercial structures. Hundreds more have been damaged. Crews continue to strengthen containment lines with burnout operations, hand crews and dozers. On the eastern flank, an arm of contingency line has reached the shore of Lake Shasta. Crews continue to be challenged by heavy timber burning on steep slopes with spread from burning material rolling downhill, as well as a lot of spot fires. All evacuation orders have been lifted, however public lands managed by the BLM will remain closed.

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