As per the information given by the sources, minimum of six people have died in a deadly fire that has engulfed a large swathe of California and is still engulfing nearby area amid dry weather conditions.
The Carr fire was just 17 per cent contained on Sunday night, having burned over 95,000 acres of land, the US media reported. Tom Bosenko, the sheriff of Shasta County, where the blaze has been raging since last Monday, told reporters that sixteen people had been reported missing, but nine of those were found safe. The fire broke out due to a vehicle “mechanical failure” — presumably an engine fire.
“Erratic winds” and dry conditions caused the Carr fire to grow, according to firefighters. It is one of eight major wildfires currently burning in the state.
High temperatures, low humidity and increased winds are all in the forecast, setting the stage for more explosive fire behaviour, Chris Harvey with the Cal Fire Incident Management Team said.