The Carr fire, a massive fire in northern California that claimed the lives of eight people and destroyed thousands of homes, has been totally contained, firefighters said.
The fire started 38 days ago, on July 23, near Redding after the tire of a trailer exploded. Hell quickly spread through the counties of Shasta and Trinity burning 229,651 acres, destroying 1,604 structures and damaging 279 others.
The Carr Fire, the seventh largest in the state's history, also claimed the lives of eight people, including a grandmother and her two great-grandchildren.
After more than a month of fighting the wildfire, Cal Fire officials announced in a Facebook post late Thursday night that it is 100 percent contained.
Cal Fire officials said Thursday that Carr Fire is 100% content. In the photo, an aerial photo of the fire on July 30
The fire started 38 days ago due to a mechanical problem in a trailer. Firefighters observe the Carr Fire on July 30
The firefighters will still patrol the fire for several days and the fire suppression repair is still ongoing. A tank truck releases a fire retardant on the Carr Fire on August 2
Cal Fire officials posted an image of how far the Carr Fire spread before it was contained Thursday night
The firefighters will still patrol the fire for several days and the fire suppression repair is still ongoing.
"We have lines of hand around him and the threat is completely out," a Cal Fire spokesman told the San Francisco Gate.
Authorities said 456 firefighters from five teams were used to fight the massive fire. There were three deaths of firefighters.
Bulldozer operator Don Ray Smith 81 was found dead by rescue personnel in mid-July while clearing vegetation. The officers said he was hit by the forest fire. Redding Fire Inspector Jeremiah Stoke, 37, was killed on July 26 while evacuating residents in western Redding when he was hit by a tornado of fire, also called a whirlwind of fire.
Cal Fire mechanic Andrew Brake, 40, was killed on August 9 when his work vehicle went off the road in a curve and crashed into a tree. PG & E lineman Jairus Ayeta, 21, and mobile home resident Daniel Edwards Bush, 62, were also among the deaths.
Burned trees rest in a field after Carr's fire burned in the area on July 29, 2018 in Whiskeytown.
Old cars, which are part of a collection, lie in rubble in a devastated neighborhood on July 29, 2018 near Redding,
A view of a house that was destroyed by the Carr fire on July 27, 2018 in Redding. The Carr Fire burned 229,651 acres and destroyed 1,604 structures
A firefighter in Redding, Calif., Puts out a fire in a house on July 27 that was destroyed by the Carr fire
In July, firefighters announced that Melody Bledose, 70, and her great-grandchildren James, 5 and Emily, 4, were found dead at their home in Redding. The family had spent days searching for Bledose and the children after Bledose's husband received a frantic phone call that he needed to go home and pick them up because the fire was approaching.
Thousands of other residents had to seek refuge in churches, schools, casinos, grammar schools and fairgrounds. It is said that Carr Fire is the sixth most destructive forest fire in the history of California.
The fire started late on the night of July 23 by sparks from a flat tire on a trailer. Cal Fire officials said in a statement earlier this month that the husband and wife who own the trailer were devastated.
"Many have been thinking and praying for this man, we learn that his wife blames herself for #CarrFire, because she asked him to take the trailer first, she has been crying day and night on her couch." , authorities said, urging residents to send fire department notes and encouragement cards they can give to the couple.
Firefighters try to control a burn when the Carr fire continues to spread to the cities of Douglas City and Lewiston near Redding, California, on July 31
Firefighters watch as Carr's fire continues to spread near Redding, California, on July 31
The fire started with a puncture in the trailer of a couple on July 23. The authorities said the couple was devastated.
"We understand that this was tragic for many and that emotions may vary and it may be" too soon "for some, but please, just send us a message if you have something funny to say, maybe as if it were your own grandmother and grandfather. This may be one of our best moments, Redding!
The publication received hundreds of comments from residents and strangers telling the couple not to blame themselves for the fire.
While Carr's fire has been totally contained, firefighters are still fighting wildfires in other parts of northern California. On Monday night, Cal Fire officials said that the Mendocino Complex fire is approaching full containment, and that full containment is expected by September 1.
The Mendocino Complex is the combination of two forest fires: the Ranch and River fires, and is the largest fire recorded in the history of California. In Southern California, the Sacred Fire was completely contained, but an attack on Monday escaped the lines of fire, which returned the containment to 93 percent.