#NorCal's Carr Fire Grows To Over 95-Thousand Acres #WildFires

posted by Big Al - 

With 200-thousand acres scorched in California, the largest swath of destruction has come courtesy of the deadly Carr Fire in Northern California. 

Fire crews are making a little progress against the more than 95-thousand acre fire near Redding, CA which is now at 17-percent containment.

Tragically, the fire has claimed six lives, including two firefighters – with several more still missing. It's also destroyed nearly one-thousand buildings and is threatening another five-thousand. Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes. As part of that tragedy, authorities say they've discovered the remains believed of a woman and her two great-grandchildren in the home destroyed by the ferocious wildfire burning in Northern California.

Officials say 70-year-old Melody Bledsoe and her two great-grandchildren two young children aged four and five hadn’t been seen since Thursday night after the Carr Fire roared through. Bledsoe was reportedly found "draped over the children" in a final act of trying to save them. The two firefighters killed have yet to be identified.

  • As for the Bledsoes, Melody’s husband, Ed, didn’t realize the fire was coming toward their neighborhood and stepped out for some errands – word is that he was only gone for about 15 minutes when tragedy struck. With his beloved wife, great-grandchildren and home gone, relatives are hoping a GoFundMe page can help the family recover – at least on an economic level.

Source: Fox 5 San Diego

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