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Eight Dead, Hundreds of Homes Destroyed as Carr Fire Ripped Through Shasta County

SHASTA COUNTY -- An explosive wildfire in Shasta County has already killed several people, injured at least seven firefighters, destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands to flee.

By Saturday morning, the blaze was estimated at 186,416 acres. It is 55 percent contained. The fire shifted last weekend, moving away from the outskirts of Redding and to the northeast into Trinity County.

Cal Fire officials quickly learned the Carr Fire was sparked by a mechanical failure of a vehicle.

Three firefighters have died battling the wildfire. They include 81-year-old Pollock Pines bulldozer operator Don Smith and Redding fire inspector Jeremy Stoke. Stoke was found within Redding city limits but the exact cause of his death is unknown. Andrew Brake, 40, died in a crash while he was on his way to work as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic for the Butte Unit.

Family members confirmed that a 70-year-old grandmother and her two great-grandchildren had been found dead after going missing during the fire.

The Shasta County Sheriff confirmed the sixth death in the Carr Fire Sunday but did not identified the deceased. The missing man's family told deputies he had received a notice to evacuate but stayed. He was found dead in the rubble left behind by the deadly fire.

A PG&E lineman was killed in an accident Saturday while working to restore power in the area.

Officials say 1,077 homes have been destroyed and at least 1,358 are threatened.

More than 27,000 people were evacuated from their homes on Monday evening. For evacuation information directly from the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, please click here.

Evacuation centers are located at: 

Shasta College: 11555 Old Oregon Trail in Redding

Trinity High School: 321 Victory Lane in Weaverville

For large animals, shelters can be found at:

Tehama County Fairgrounds
650 Antelope Blvd. in Red Bluff
530-945-4993

Haven Humane via Anderson Factory Outlet
1816 CA-273 in Anderson
530-241-2650

Redding Rodeo Grounds
715 Auditorium Drive in Redding
530-241-5731

If you are attempting to locate a missing person visit the American Red Cross website or call the missing person hotline at 530-225-4277.

Click to see a map detailing the progress of the fire and the evacuation zones. You can also find a map detailing structure statuses by address.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

The live blog function has been disabled because the Carr Fire has since been 100 percent contained however, you can scroll down to view posts.

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Ian McDonald July 27, 20189:43 AM

Nearly 5,000 structures are threatened, Cal Fire says.

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A bit of good news this morning. The Red Flag warning for the Shasta County area, which means dangerous fire conditions, expires at 8 a.m. this morning. That could mean firefighters could finally start to get the upper hand on this fire.

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If you have been affected by the Carr Fire, the Crocker Art Museum in midtown Sacramento is offering free admission.

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The Associated Press reports the Carr Fire is the ninth most destructive fire in California’s history.

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Below is a comprehensive list of those still listed as
missing in Shasta County relative to the impacts of the Carr Fire.  If you are one of the people on this list, or
you have information that can help law enforcement locate someone on this list,
please contact the Carr Fire Missing Persons Hotline at (530)225-4277.

The Carr Fire has shattered many lives in our
community.  We need your help putting the
pieces back together. #carrfire

Richard Bigby – Redding

Mary Boyd – Redding

Joan Bradshaw – Old Shasta

Bruce Brown – Old Shasta

Westley Davis – Redding

Bradford Foster – Redding

Eleanor Homewood – Redding

Frank Jaramillo – Old Shasta

Reita Jolley – Redding                     

Justin Jones – Redding

Ernest Odum – French Gulch

Janet Odum – French Gulch

Jerry Olstrander – Redding

Glenda Prusa – Redding            

Maria Rada – Keswick

Daniel Richards – Redding

Steven Rievas – Redding

Margaret Steddom – Old Shasta

George Thompson – Keswick

Ann Thompson – Keswick

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The Associated Press is saying 14 people of the 20 originally listed as missing have been located. They did not provide names.

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FINAL: 229,651 acres – 100% contained

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2164