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Carr Fire in Northern California now completely included, firefighters say



Massive Northern California wildfire that devastated more than 1,000 homes and claimed eight lives was completely contained, state firefighters said Thursday.

The Carr Fire, which charred nearly 360 miles in and around Redding, is surrounded, Cal Fire officials said.

However, the fire department will patrol the area for several days, and crews are still working to repair broken fences and other damage caused by firefighters.

<img src = "http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/us/2018/08/31/carr-fire-in-northern-california-now- fully-contained-fire-officials-say / _jcr_content / article-text / article-par-3 / inline_spotlight_ima / image.img.jpg / 612/344 / 1535696340070.jpg? ve = 1 & tl = 1 "alt =" FILE – In This nude photo of August 11, 2018, shows burned cars in a neighborhood burned in Carr Fire in Redding, California. Fire crews have made big profits against wildfire, which has been burning in northern California for more than a month, where there are nearly 1,100 homes destroyed and eight people killed The Californian Department of Fire and Forest Protection says the fire burning in and around the city of Redding is 93 percent on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. (1965-9007) Burned cars are sitting in a neighborhood burned at the Carr Fire in Redding, California, on August 11, 2018.

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The fire, which burned for 38 days since July 23, is considered the seventh largest in California's history, while the Sacramento Bee reported that wildfire is the sixth most destructive in the history of the state is.

Cal Fire reports that 229.651 acres were burned and 1079 residential buildings destroyed.

The fire was triggered by sparks from a flat tire on a trailer, Redding's Record Searchlight reported, citing the National Park Service. Redding is about two and a half hours drive north of Sacramento.

The fire was held responsible for the deaths of eight people, including four civilians, a Redding Fire Inspector and a bulldozer operator, the Bee reported.

A Pacific Gas & Electric trainee Lineman and a state-owned fire engine mechanic assigned the fire died in vehicle accidents.

A woman and her two great-grandchildren were among the four civilians killed.

"MY BABIES ARE DEAD": MOTHER, FAMILY MILL FOR 2 CHILDREN GRANDMA KILLS BY CARR FIRE

Ed Bledsoe, 76, lost his wife Melody and two great-grandsons James, 5, and Emily, 4 In the fire, the Los Angeles Times reported.

"I think they are on vacation and they will come back to me, it's the only way I can stay alive," he told the newspaper.

"I remember they are on vacation and they come back to me, the only way I can stay alive."

– Ed Bledsoe, lost his wife and two great-grandchildren in the fire

Amanda Woodley, Melody's granddaughter had shared her grief in a Facebook post in July.

"The family that lives in the city mourns all together 3 amazing souls," Woodley wrote. "My heart is crushed (…) I can not believe that's real (…) I keep seeing all their beautiful faces."

Woodley wrote the post after leaving the sheriff's office, describing her grandmother's heroism. 19659005] "Grandmother did everything she could to save her (James and Emily)," Woodley wrote. "She had swum over them with a damp blanket."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Amy Lieu is news editor and reporter for Fox News.


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