Firefighters are making progress in the fight against a deadly wildfire in Northern California, but the fire that has destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of residents to flee the area has now burned more than 100,000 hectares.
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The Carr Fire was contained on Monday at 23 percent night, from about 17 percent on Sunday, when fire crews ran to stifle the massive flame before the weather turned against them. The fire was only 5 percent on Sunday morning.
At least six people have died and more than 950 homes and buildings have been destroyed since the fire last week, firefighters said.
Among the dead were two firefighters and a 70-year-old woman and her two great-grandchildren who died in the burning of their home in Redding, California. The sixth victim, who was not identified, has not been evacuated despite a warning, the authorities said.