The deadly Carr Fire burning in Northern California continues to threaten thousands of homes in Redding, California, after nearly doubling in size on Friday night.
The raging inferno has killed five people since igniting on Monday, July 23, after the mechanical failure of a vehicle, according to Cal Fire.
Cal Fire. Three firefighters have suffered burns.” data-reactid=”13″>On Thursday, a bulldozer operator was killed while working to clear vegetation in the path of the blaze, according to a statement from Cal Fire. Three firefighters have suffered burns.
Officials announced early Friday that a Redding city firefighter had died battling the blaze.
” data-reactid=”14″>Officials announced early Friday that a Redding city firefighter had died battling the blaze.
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke. Jeremy died while battling the Carr Fire. We ask for your thoughts and prayers for his family and the RFD as we process this tragic loss. More information will be released as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/3adHIkDepV
— Redding Firefighters (@reddingff_1934) July 27, 2018