In the five days since the Carr Fire began in Shasta County, it has burned more than 80,000 acres, destroyed more than 300 homes and killed at least five people.
Tens of thousands of people in Redding, Shasta Lake and surrounding communities have been evacuated as the destructive blaze, fueled by hot, dry weather, has unpredictably torn through the area’s forested hills and neighborhoods.
On Saturday, the fire was just 5 percent contained and nearly 5,000 homes remained threatened as fire crews began to mop up debris and account for the damage left in its wake.
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