The largest of California’s 17 active wildfires, the Carr Fire has consumed more than 110,000 acres, damaged or destroyed more than 1,000 homes, displaced more than 40,000 people, and claimed six lives since it started burning on July 23, 2018. Firefighters have contained roughly 30 percent of the blaze and hope to make more progress in the coming days, as winds and temperatures are expected to die down. Even so, the Washington Post reports, the fire is likely to burn through mid-August.
“What we’re seeing in California right now is more destructive, larger fires burning at rates that we have historically never seen," said Cal Fire battalion chief Jonathan Cox earlier this week.
Below, pictures of the fire and its fallout.
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018Marcus Yam/LA Times via Getty Images
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SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018GIANRIGO MARLETTA/AFP/Getty Images Marcus Yam/LA Times via Getty Images Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images
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