Five deaths have been confirmed on the Carr Fire in Shasta County, which was only 5 percent contained as of Sunday morning and reported to be moving into Trinity County.
The Carr Fire is one of 17 large wildfires throughout the state being fought by 12,000 firefighters as of Sunday morning, according to CAL FIRE’s statewide summary.
CAL FIRE reports those fires had burned more than 200,000 acres and destroyed over 500 structures. Another 20,000 homes are threatened and almost 50,000 residents have been evacuated throughout the state.
The Carr Fire is listed at 89,194 acres as of Sunday morning with more than 500 structures destroyed, 135 damaged, more than 5,000 homes threatened and more than 38,000 residents evacuated.
“Hot and dry conditions persist across the state,” according to CAL FIRE’s Sunday morning summary. “Along with poor humidity recovery overnight, southwest to northwest winds with gusts 25-35 mph are forecast in the Coast Range gaps and passes into Western Sacramento Valley each afternoon and evening, increasing the fire danger. Southern California temperatures will remain above normal today, with potential for isolated thunderstorms in some parts of the region.”
CAL FIRE encourages everyone to have a plan in place for evacuation, to teach your children what would happen and what they should do to keep everyone safe. For more about creating an evacuation plan, see: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Prepare-Your-Family/