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In Photos: The Deadly Carr Fire Blazes Across Northern California

Burning sun

Carr Fire

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An eagle ornament at the top of a damaged flag pole is seen against the setting sun in an area scorched by the Carr Fire.

Numerous houses lost

Carr Fire

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A home burns along Sunflower Road during the Carr Fire on July 27.

Scrub jay survey

Carr Fire

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A California scrub jay perches on a burnt branch at Whiskeytown Lake in an area devastated by the Carr Fire.

Cat rescue

Carr Fire

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Fluffy, the white cat, was reunited with her owners who lost their home in the Lake Redding Estates section of Redding when the Carr Fire swept through their neighborhood.

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.