Bird’s-eye view of the Carr Fire in California
Aerial footage shows the Carr Fire burning in Redding, California, where thousands of firefighters have made some progress against several large-scale blazes in the area. So far the fires have turned close to 200,000 acres into an ashen wasteland, destroyed expensive homes, and killed eight fire personnel and civilians in the most populous US state. About 38,000 people had been evacuated in Shasta County due to the Carr Fire, officials said. According to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, 12,000 firefighters from as far away as Florida and New Jersey have deployed across the state. President Trump on the weekend approved California’s request for federal help to fight the blaze and assist evacuees.