This is the breaking news thread for the Carr Fire near/in Redding, CA (just south of Mt. Shasta). It’s now at over 80,000 acres burned, with 5% containment. Most of the city of Redding is threatened. Redding is a city of ~100,000 about 2 hours south of the Oregon border.
There are 5 confirmed dead, including 2 firefighters, several injuries, and many missing.
The fire is large enough to create its own weather, including fire twisters (fire tornados).
If we have any Dopers in the area, stay safe and keep us posted when you can.