Carr fire 2018 map: What is the containment of the Carr fire?

The northern California fire was 88 percent contained on Monday, 20 August.

It has so far burned close to 230,000 acres.

The Carr Fire has been the deadliest in California this year and has caused the death of at least 10 people, including three firefighters.

CalFires latest update says the “northwest of Anderson (Shasta County) is now 229,651 acres and 88 percent contained.”

The blaze started on July 23 and has burned down structures in Shasta and Trinity County.

1,079 residences, 22 commercial structures, and 503 outbuildings have so far been destroyed, and almost 200 residencies have been damaged.

More than 2,700 fire personnel are currently battling the blazes, using over 150 fire engines.

In CalFire’s latest update on the fire, they wrote: “Heavy smoke over the area has continued to significantly reduce fire activity.

“Fire spread remains fuels and topography driven with high potential for rollout and spot fires.

“Heavy timber fuels still challenge firefighting efforts.

“Battling terrain driven winds in the proximity of the lake have complicated the predictability of this activity.

“The fire continues to burn actively within containment lines.

“Residents and the public are able to travel along State Route 299, however, they are asked to drive safely as fire crews and emergency personnel are still working in the area.”

The Carr Fire started after a vehicle suffered mechanical failure, officials said.

The blaze which started more than a month ago recently showed a swirling fire tornado.

Reaching wind speeds of 136 to 165 mph, the tornado proved to be a major natural disaster.

One firefighter was killed by the deadly tornado, and the blaze continues to threaten thousands of properties.

According to CalFire, these conditions included high energy release rates (high-powered flames), sources of vorticity (rotating air), and low to moderate general winds.

The fires in the US state are part of a worsening trend driven by climate change.

The blazes are being battled by 30,000 emergency workers and have overrun more than 1.6million acres in total.

So far, more than 100 major wildfires, including the biggest fire ever recorded in California have been devastating the US.