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The Carr Fire: Aftermath And Challenges To Recovery

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The Carr Fire: Aftermath And Challenges To Recovery

In late July, the Carr fire burned through Shasta and Trinity Counties in far-northern California. Driven by dry fuels, hot temperatures and high winds, it became a "fire tornado," jumping the Sacramento River and sweeping through neighborhoods in Redding, the region's largest city. Nearly half of Redding's population had to evacuate and more than 1,000 homes were destroyed. Eight people, including three fire fighters, died.

These are stories of how the Carr fire affected the Redding area and some of the challenges facing the recovery effort.