Carr Fires Prove Devastation
With the exploding fires in California, there is no denying the air quality and severity of heat, is rapidly increasing.
The devastating Carr Fire continues to spread into rural areas of Shasta County, but authorities begin to express more confidence that they have halted the advance of the flames into the city of Redding. They want to turn their focus to battling the flames west of the city and deal with the outbreak of looting reports.
The 5-day-old fire’s burn area jumped from 48,000 acres Friday evening to 83,800 acres by Saturday night and is only at 5% containment. Authorities reported 5 dead and several still missing. The fire has destroyed 536 structures, damaged another 117 and threatens over 5,000.
Officials emphasized that the danger is not over and asks for patience from the 38,000+ people and families who have been forced from their homes since Thursday evening.
Counties in relative radius' has been affected by the air quality including Sacramento County and Placer County. SERVPRO of E. El Dorado County/W. Lake Tahoe send our thoughts and prayers out to those affected by the Carr Fire.