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.