Carr Fire, blazing in the north of the state of California, took the lives of 8 people, with the two first dead were from the fire department. The fire burned about a quarter of a million acres of natural land in the Redding area.
The long-term drought, which intensified in July, promotes the spread of a fire that has not yet been localized. “Everything is very dry, and these are ideal conditions for a fire,” California rescuers state.
In the state, there are 17 fires, 12 thousand firefighters are engaged in their extinguishing. Thousands of people were evacuated to safe areas, the fire destroyed more than a thousand buildings – 800 houses and 300 buildings.
Carr Fire began on July 23, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.