Two firefighters died fighting a fire near the town of Redding in northern California. The Carr fire destroyed several buildings and threatened many homes. Thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate.
“Two firefighters died in the Carr fire. A private subcontractor who was manning a bulldozer died yesterday [Thursday] afternoon, and a firefighter from the city of Redding, in the evening,” said a spokesman for the California Department of Forests and Fire Protection (Cal Fire)
The authorities added that the fire called “Carr” had crossed the Sacramento River and invaded the western part of Redding, which has 90,000 inhabitants.
“The fire is moving so fast that the police are evacuating as quickly as possible. There were injuries among civilians and firefighters, “said the same source. On Friday, some 37,000 people were evacuated.
The fire that started on Monday destroyed an area of 18,000 hectares, reduced 65 buildings to ashes and damaged 55. Nearly 500 other buildings are under threat, while the fire is only 3%.
California has suffered major forest fires in recent years, including the “Thomas” fire last December, one of the most devastating in its history.
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