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In Photos: The Deadly Carr Fire Blazes Across Northern California

Carr Fire in Northern California

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The Carr Fire began near Highway 299 and Redding, California. The fire has burned over 110,000 acres (45,000 hectares) and killed six people, including two firefighters. It's also resulted in a terrifyingly enormous fire tornado. [Read more about the fire tornado]

Schoolhouse destroyed

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A historic schoolhouse burned down when the Carr Fire tore through Shasta, California.

Park on fire

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The fire was unstoppable and roared through Shasta State Historic Park.

Scorched remains

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A Cal Fire firefighter sprays water on a home that was destroyed by the Carr Fire on July 27 in Redding, California. Over 1,000 structures have been damaged or destroyed.

Dousing flames

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An elk head is seen mounted to a wall as a firefighter douses a burning home.

Widespread damage

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Hundreds of structures have been completely destroyed by the Carr Fire.

Wildlife lost

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A dead deer lies in front of a home that was destroyed by the Carr Fire on July 27.

Powerful flames

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A drainage vent off Highway 299 that was filled with unknown debris caught fire and burned with an intense heat, producing billows of black smoke.

Complete destruction

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Thousands of people have lost their homes in the Carr Fire.

Neighborhoods gone

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A real estate sign is seen in front of a burning home during the Carr Fire in Redding, California, on July 27.

Fighting flames

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Firefighters monitor a backfire during the Carr Fire in Redding, California, on July 27.

Kimberly Hickok
Kimberly Hickok

Kimberly has a bachelor's degree in marine biology from Texas A&M University, a master's degree in biology from Southeastern Louisiana University and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a former reference editor for Live Science and Space.com. Her work has appeared in Inside Science, News from Science, the San Jose Mercury and others. Her favorite stories include those about animals and obscurities. A Texas native, Kim now lives in a California redwood forest.