Northern California’s Deadly Carr Fire Is Finally Contained
The deadly Carr Fire—which raged for 39 days, destroyed over a thousand homes, and killed eight people—is 100 percent contained. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the fire was declared contained Thursday at 7:32 p.m. It burned through 229,651 acres and unleashed the biggest fire tornado ever to be recorded. “Although full containment has been achieved, firefighters will continue to patrol the fire area for several days and fire suppression repair remains ongoing,” a California Fire spokesman said. “We have hand lines all around it and the threat is completely out.” The fire broke out July 23 after a trailer got a flat tire and its rim scraped the asphalt, sending sparks out into the undergrowth.