Incredible images of drones show charred trees and houses burned as the eighth person dies in California

The city of Redding, California, has released incredible images captured by a drone that shows the magnitude of the devastation caused by the Carr fire

The city of Redding, California, has launched incredible images captured by a drone that shows the magnitude of the devastation caused by the Carr Fire.

Eight people died and hundreds of houses were destroyed by the forest fires that ravaged California in recent days.

The images of the drones show charred forests, burned trees, desolate neighborhoods and sterile fields.

The city of Redding, California, has released incredible images captured by a drone that shows the magnitude of the devastation caused by the Carr fire

The city of Redding, California, has released incredible images captured by a drone that shows the magnitude of the devastation caused by the Carr fire

Eight people died and hundreds of homes were destroyed by the wildfire, one of the largest in California's history

Eight people died and hundreds of homes were destroyed by the wildfire, one of the largest in California's history

Eight people died and hundreds of homes were destroyed by the wildfire, one of the largest in California's history

The images of the drones show charred forests, burned trees, desolate neighborhoods and sterile fields

The images of the drones show charred forests, burned trees, desolate neighborhoods and sterile fields

The images of the drones show charred forests, burned trees, desolate neighborhoods and sterile fields

The photos also illustrate how close the fires were to devouring the few lucky houses that managed to stand

The photos also illustrate how close the fires were to devouring the few lucky houses that managed to stand

The photos also illustrate how close the fires were to devouring the few lucky houses that managed to stand

Firefighters worked tirelessly to fight fires and, in some cases, managed to heroically protect the flames and save several houses.

Firefighters worked tirelessly to fight fires and, in some cases, managed to heroically protect the flames and save several houses.

Firefighters worked tirelessly to fight fires and, in some cases, managed to heroically protect the flames and save several houses.

The strategy was to avoid the forest fire to redirect it towards uninhabited areas in the hope of saving residences

The strategy was to avoid the forest fire to redirect it towards uninhabited areas in the hope of saving residences

The strategy was to avoid the forest fire to redirect it towards uninhabited areas in the hope of saving residences

The Carr Fire burned more than 277 square miles, representing an area larger than Chicago's

The Carr Fire burned more than 277 square miles, representing an area larger than Chicago's

The Carr Fire burned more than 277 square miles, representing an area larger than Chicago's

Redding is the county seat of Shasta County in northern California, about 200 miles north of San Francisco

Redding is the county seat of Shasta County in northern California, about 200 miles north of San Francisco

Redding is the county seat of Shasta County in northern California, about 200 miles north of San Francisco

The city is surrounded by mountains to the north, east and west and fertile lands to the south

The city is surrounded by mountains to the north, east and west and fertile lands to the south

The city is surrounded by mountains to the north, east and west and fertile lands to the south

The image above shows a number of houses that were devoured by the untiring forest fires

The image above shows a number of houses that were devoured by the untiring forest fires

The image above shows a number of houses that were devoured by the untiring forest fires

The City of Redding worked collaboratively with unmanned aerial vehicle pilots from the Fire District of Menlo Park, the Alameda County Sheriff, the Contra Costa Sheriff and other agencies to capture and assess the damage caused by the recent wildfires.

The City of Redding worked collaboratively with unmanned aerial vehicle pilots from the Fire District of Menlo Park, the Alameda County Sheriff, the Contra Costa Sheriff and other agencies to capture and assess the damage caused by the recent wildfires.

The City of Redding worked collaboratively with unmanned aerial vehicle pilots from the Fire District of Menlo Park, the Alameda County Sheriff, the Contra Costa Sheriff and other agencies to capture and assess the damage caused by the recent wildfires.

The houses in the lower left and upper left corner seem to have been saved, but the forested area near the right was not so lucky

The houses in the lower left and upper left corner seem to have been saved, but the forested area near the right was not so lucky

The houses in the lower left and upper left corner seem to have been saved, but the forested area near the right was not so lucky

In the summer, Redding is particularly hot and dry with little rain, factors that undoubtedly played a role in the fires

In the summer, Redding is particularly hot and dry with little rain, factors that undoubtedly played a role in the fires

In the summer, Redding is particularly hot and dry with little rain, factors that undoubtedly played a role in the fires

The estimated population of Redding is more than 91,000 residents

The estimated population of Redding is more than 91,000 residents

The estimated population of Redding is more than 91,000 residents

The Carr fire, near the city of Redding, has proven to be the deadliest of the nearly 20 major fires that hit the state

The Carr fire, near the city of Redding, has proven to be the deadliest of the nearly 20 major fires that hit the state

The Carr fire, near the city of Redding, has proven to be the deadliest of the nearly 20 major fires that hit the state

The fires have been so intense that the maps of the National Meteorological Service indicate that the smoke has traveled from California to the east coast

The fires have been so intense that the maps of the National Meteorological Service indicate that the smoke has traveled from California to the east coast

The fires have been so intense that the maps of the National Meteorological Service indicate that the smoke has traveled from California to the east coast

The photos also illustrate how close the fires were to devouring the few lucky homes that managed to stay on their feet.

Firefighters worked tirelessly to fight fires and, in some cases, managed to heroically protect the flames and save several homes.

The strategy was to avoid the forest fire to redirect it to uninhabited areas in the hope of saving residences.

The Carr Fire burned more than 277 square miles, according to The Weather Channel.

That represents a larger area than Chicago.

An opaque haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant fires have covered many California cities for two weeks, forcing summer campers to stay indoors, darkening normally bright horizons and leaving cars covered in ashes.

The smoky air of high winds is nothing new in California, but experts in air quality say that it is rare that dirty air remains for so long, a reality of increasingly larger fires that take longer to extinguish.

The haze extends from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range to Sacramento and looms over the San Francisco Bay area, where most of the major population centers suffer from an air quality that is considered dangerous for children, the elderly and people with asthma or other respiratory conditions.

The fires have been so intense that the maps of the National Meteorological Service indicate that the smoke has traveled from California to the east coast, according to Mashable.

A fire mechanic from Northern California assigned to the Carr Fire was killed Thursday in a traffic collision, raising the death toll from that fire to eight.

Andrew Brake, of Chico, died in a car accident around 12:15 a.m. on Highway 99 in Tehama County when his Cal Fire support vehicle ran off the road in a curve, hit a tree and caught fire.

Fire officials said Brake was pronounced dead at the scene, KRCR reports. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for Cal Fire at the Butte Unit.

"We are saddened to report the death of a heavy equipment mechanic from CAL FIRE of the Butte unit assigned to the Carr fire. He was killed early this morning as a result of a traffic accident on Highway 99 in Tehama County," he said. Cal Fire in a statement, refusing to provide more details.

Firefighter Andrew Brake died Thursday in a traffic collision on his way to the Carr fire in northern California

Authorities said Brake's Calke support vehicle ran off the road in a curve, hit a tree and caught fire

Authorities said Brake's Calke support vehicle ran off the road in a curve, hit a tree and caught fire

Authorities said Brake's Calke support vehicle ran off the road in a curve, hit a tree and caught fire

According to authorities, the Carr fire has burned more than 173,000 acres and contains 47%.

Cal Fire officials said he was not sure when it would be completely contained.

The Carr Fire has claimed the lives of eight people, including Brake and two other firefighters.

A 70-year-old woman from Redding and her two great-grandchildren, aged four and two, died when her house was engulfed in flames.

The fire also resulted in the death of a fourth resident of Redding and a utility worker of Pacific Gas & Electric.

It is said that Carr Fire is the most lethal of the year.

The Carr Fire has burned more than 173,000 acres and contains 47 percent

The Carr Fire has burned more than 173,000 acres and contains 47 percent

The Carr Fire has burned more than 173,000 acres and contains 47 percent

Cal Fire officials said he was not sure when they would have it completely. The fire claimed the lives of eight people, including three firefighters

Cal Fire officials said he was not sure when they would have it completely. The fire claimed the lives of eight people, including three firefighters

Cal Fire officials said he was not sure when they would have it completely. The fire claimed the lives of eight people, including three firefighters

The International Space Station took this satellite image showing wildfires in northern California

The International Space Station took this satellite image showing wildfires in northern California

The International Space Station took this satellite image showing wildfires in northern California

Firefighters across the state are fighting more than a dozen forest fires. The Mendocino complex fire is the largest fire in the state's history

Firefighters across the state are fighting more than a dozen forest fires. The Mendocino complex fire is the largest fire in the state's history

Firefighters across the state are fighting more than a dozen forest fires. The Mendocino complex fire is the largest fire in the state's history

California firefighters are fighting more than a dozen forest fires that have burned more than 600,000 acres.

Until the fires are completely contained, the smoke now covers three quarters of the state.

The photos show cities in northern California completely destroyed by rapidly moving flames and smoke that rises in the air.

A mysterious red glow is projected onto other areas while firefighters work to contain fires.

According to CBS News, the dense smoke provides shade for firefighters battling the Mendocino Complex Fire, which is now the largest wildfire in the state's history after it combined Ranch Fire and River Fire.

A thermal satellite image of the fast Carr fire, containing 47 percent

A thermal satellite image of the fast Carr fire, containing 47 percent

A thermal satellite image of the fast Carr fire, containing 47 percent

Until forest fires are completely contained, smoke now covers three-quarters of California. A passenger aboard an Alaska Airlines flight took this smoke photo of Sacramento

Until forest fires are completely contained, smoke now covers three-quarters of California. A passenger aboard an Alaska Airlines flight took this smoke photo of Sacramento

Until forest fires are completely contained, smoke now covers three-quarters of California. A passenger aboard an Alaska Airlines flight took this smoke photo of Sacramento

A sheriff's patrol officer watches the houses when Holy Fire approaches the neighborhood of McVicker Canyon

A sheriff's patrol officer watches the houses when Holy Fire approaches the neighborhood of McVicker Canyon

A sheriff's patrol officer watches the houses when Holy Fire approaches the neighborhood of McVicker Canyon

A plume of smoke rises from the fire decks of the Mendocino Complex on August 8, 2018 near Lodoga, California.

A plume of smoke rises from the fire decks of the Mendocino Complex on August 8, 2018 near Lodoga, California.

A plume of smoke rises from the fire decks of the Mendocino Complex on August 8, 2018 near Lodoga, California.

On August 8, 2018, near Lodoga, the smoke from the Mendocino Complex fire looms over a valley

On August 8, 2018, near Lodoga, the smoke from the Mendocino Complex fire looms over a valley

On August 8, 2018, near Lodoga, the smoke from the Mendocino Complex fire looms over a valley

People watch the Sacred Fire as it burns in the Cleveland National Forest. The fire started on Monday allegedly by a resident of 51 years.

People watch the Sacred Fire as it burns in the Cleveland National Forest. The fire started on Monday allegedly by a resident of 51 years.

People watch the Sacred Fire as it burns in the Cleveland National Forest. The fire started on Monday allegedly by a resident of 51 years.

A helicopter throws water on a hillside in flames during the fire of the Mendocino Complex near Finley, California

A helicopter throws water on a hillside in flames during the fire of the Mendocino Complex near Finley, California

A helicopter throws water on a hillside in flames during the fire of the Mendocino Complex near Finley, California

Authorities said the thick smoke is helping to cool temperatures, but experts warn that conditions could change in a moment.

According to CNN, firefighters predict that it could be a month before the complex Mendocino Fire is contained.

Firefighters took more than six months to extinguish Thomas' fire last year, which previously had the title of the largest forest fire in California's history.

Other fires still raging in California include the rapid Holy Fire, which began Monday in the Holy Jim Canyon area of ​​the Cleveland National Forest. Officials said the fire has displaced 20,000 people and only contains five percent.

Authorities arrested Holy Jim resident 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark on Tuesday on suspicion of watching the fire.

Volunteer fire chief Mike Milligan said Clark has been in a decade-long dispute with his neighbors and sent a letter to Milligan last week threatening to set fire to the area.

Meanwhile, in southern California, an intentionally established forest fire grew dangerously close to homes on Thursday when evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents, although some owners stayed behind to defend themselves from the flames.

A firefighter fights the Sacred Fire that burns in the Cleveland National Forest along a slope in the Temescal Valley in Corona

A firefighter fights the Sacred Fire that burns in the Cleveland National Forest along a slope in the Temescal Valley in Corona

A firefighter fights the Sacred Fire that burns in the Cleveland National Forest along a slope in the Temescal Valley in Corona

The firefighters fought a desperate battle to prevent the Holy Fire from reaching homes as the fire moved through the Cleveland National Forest, over the town of Lake Elsinore and its surrounding communities.

The firefighters fought a desperate battle to prevent the Holy Fire from reaching homes as the fire moved through the Cleveland National Forest, over the town of Lake Elsinore and its surrounding communities.

The firefighters fought a desperate battle to prevent the Holy Fire from reaching homes as the fire moved through the Cleveland National Forest, over the town of Lake Elsinore and its surrounding communities.

A plywood structure burns during the Sacred Fire on Lake Elsinore. The evacuation orders were expanded to more than 20,000 residents, although some owners stayed behind to defend themselves from the flames

A plywood structure burns during the Sacred Fire on Lake Elsinore. The evacuation orders were expanded to more than 20,000 residents, although some owners stayed behind to defend themselves from the flames

A plywood structure burns during the Sacred Fire on Lake Elsinore. The evacuation orders were expanded to more than 20,000 residents, although some owners stayed behind to defend themselves from the flames

The firefighters were trying to prevent the flames from devouring neighborhoods and taking lives, as have the gigantic fires that were still burning in northern California.

The firefighters were trying to prevent the flames from devouring neighborhoods and taking lives, as have the gigantic fires that were still burning in northern California.

The firefighters were trying to prevent the flames from devouring neighborhoods and taking lives, as have the gigantic fires that were still burning in northern California.

A fire engine drops fire retardant on the houses during the Sacred Fire in Corona on Thursday

A fire engine drops fire retardant on the houses during the Sacred Fire in Corona on Thursday

A fire engine drops fire retardant on the houses during the Sacred Fire in Corona on Thursday

A car drives into a residential neighborhood after the fire toppled a hillside during the Sacred Fire on Lake Elsinore.

A car drives into a residential neighborhood after the fire toppled a hillside during the Sacred Fire on Lake Elsinore.

A car drives into a residential neighborhood after the fire toppled a hillside during the Sacred Fire on Lake Elsinore.

The fire is named after Holy Jim Canyon, where it erupted on Monday and burned a dozen cabins

The fire is named after Holy Jim Canyon, where it erupted on Monday and burned a dozen cabins

The fire is named after Holy Jim Canyon, where it erupted on Monday and burned a dozen cabins

A man celebrates after hearing that his home was saved during the Sacred Fire in Corona

A man celebrates after hearing that his home was saved during the Sacred Fire in Corona

A man celebrates after hearing that his home was saved during the Sacred Fire in Corona

Firefighters near a pool backyard monitor the flames that threaten houses during the Sacred Fire in Corona

Firefighters near a pool backyard monitor the flames that threaten houses during the Sacred Fire in Corona

Firefighters near a pool backyard monitor the flames that threaten houses during the Sacred Fire in Corona

Ziggy Torok (left) and Starla Affatati watch with concern the flames that hover over Torok's house in the Rice Canyon neighborhood as the Sacred Fire burns in Lake Elsinore

Ziggy Torok (left) and Starla Affatati watch with concern the flames that hover over Torok's house in the Rice Canyon neighborhood as the Sacred Fire burns in Lake Elsinore

Ziggy Torok (left) and Starla Affatati watch with concern the flames that hover over Torok's house in the Rice Canyon neighborhood as the Sacred Fire burns in Lake Elsinore

The firefighters fought a desperate battle to prevent the Holy Fire from reaching the houses as the flames advanced through the Cleveland National Forest, over the town of Lake Elsinore and its surrounding communities.

They were trying to prevent the flames from devouring neighborhoods and taking lives, as have the gigantic fires that were still burning in northern California.

"Our main focus this afternoon was getting everyone out safely," said Thanh Nguyen, a spokesman for the teams fighting the Sacred Fire.

A resident of the canyon, Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was charged on Thursday with arson and other crimes that could send him to prison for life.

A resident of the canyon, Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was charged on Thursday with arson and other crimes that could send him to prison for life.

A resident of the canyon, Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was charged on Thursday with arson and other crimes that could send him to prison for life.

As the flames approached, some residents who ignored evacuation orders stopped on the roads or on top of the roofs and used garden hoses to keep their houses wet and to fight the flames while the smoke floated to their around.

The fire teams worked in a heat of more than 100 degrees.

The aircraft threw bright pink lines of fire retardants to isolate the fire from the houses.

The fire of 16 square miles contained only 5 percent.

The fire is named after Holy Jim Canyon, where it burst on Monday and burned a dozen cabins.

A resident of the canyon, Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was charged on Thursday with arson and other crimes that could send him to prison for life.

Clark refused to go to court on Thursday and his accusation was postponed until Friday. It is not clear if he has a lawyer.

Winds gusting at nearly 20 miles per hour sometimes led the fire through dense chaparral on the slopes of the hills and along the summits, raising a huge plume of smoke that stained the sky miles away.

The fire threatened communities near the Lake Elsinore resort in Riverside County, about 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

High temperatures, erratic and gusty winds, and dry vegetation like tinder are the same conditions that caused forest fires in northern California to explode in deadly conflagrations in the space of two weeks.

(function() {
var _fbq = window._fbq || (window._fbq = []);
if (!_fbq.loaded) {
var fbds = document.createElement(‘script’);
fbds.async = true;
fbds.src = “http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbds.js”;
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0];
s.parentNode.insertBefore(fbds, s);
_fbq.loaded = true;
}
_fbq.push([‘addPixelId’, ‘1401367413466420’]);
})();
window._fbq = window._fbq || [];
window._fbq.push([“track”, “PixelInitialized”, {}]);
.