REDDING (AP) — A massive California wildfire that destroyed more than 1,000 homes and claimed eight lives has been fully contained.
State fire officials said Thursday that the Carr Fire is surrounded. However, firefighters will continue to patrol the area for several days and crews are still working on repairing broken fences and other damage caused by firefighters.READ MORE: Marin County Focuses on Restarting Schools at Teacher Vaccination 'Super Pods'
The blaze charred nearly 360 square miles (929 square kilometers) in and around Redding, making it the seventh largest in California history.READ MORE: West Contra Costa Unified School District Partners With Non-Profit Conscious Kitchen To Provide Kids Organic Meals
The fire killed four civilians, including a woman and her two great-grandchildren, along with a Redding fire inspector and a bulldozer operator.
A Pacific Gas & Electric apprentice lineman and a state fire heavy equipment mechanic assigned to the blaze died in vehicle-related accidents.MORE NEWS: San Jose Police Investigate Saturday Shooting Near Elementary School
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