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Bulldozer Operator Dies Battling Carr Fire, 3 Firefighters Hurt


WE’RE SEEING SIGNS OF MOVING SOUTH AND WILL CHANGE THE WIND DIRECTION IN AND AROUND THE NORTH END OF THE VALLEY AND HOT FR US. 84 AT 8:00. BY NOON, 95 AND TOPPING OUT AND 101 BUT EARLIER IN THE DAY TODAY AND STARTING COOL DOWN. WE’LL HAVE SEVEN DAY FORECAST TAKE A LOOK AHEAD COMING UP. BETHANY, BACK TO YOU. THANK YOU, KRISTINE. A EVACUATION HAPPENING IN THE NORTHERN TOWN OF WEDDING. ROADS WERE JAMMED AS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FLED THE CARR FIRE. THREE FIRE FIGHTERS WERE RECOVERING FROM INJURIES AND SOME REPORTS SAY MANY CIVILIANS HAVE BEEN INYOURED. WE WANT TO SHOW YOU IMAGES FROM LAST NIGHT. YOU’LL SEE WALLS OF FLAMES DEVOURING MORE THAN A DOZEN HOMES IN NEARLY 29,000-ACRES. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE RACED TO EVACUATE REDDING THIS AFTERNOON AUTHORITIES ABANDONED ALL FIRE FIGHTERS EFFORTS TO HELP GET PEOPLE OUT. FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THAT WINDS HAVE MADE THIS A WILDLY UNPREDICTABLE FIRE FIGHT. CBS13 PHOTOGRAPHER DAVE JOINING US LIVE FROM REDDING WITH PICTURES THIS MORNING. DAVE, HOW ARE YOU? GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. LOOKING AT A COUPLE OF LITTLE HOUSES. THEY’RE TWO DIFFERENT ONES WHERE A GAS LINE IS BURNING AND I SHOT A LITTLE VIDEO EARLIER. THE FIRE CHIEF CAME OUT AND SAID BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL. THERE’S LINES WITHOUT FIRES COMING OUT. I’LL CRUISE ALONG A NEIGHBORHOOD HERE AND THIS IS WHERE HOUSES USED TO B. CREWS WERE ABLE TO SAVE A BUNCH OF HOUSES AND IT’S A REALLY WEIRD FIRE. THE FACT YOU’LL GO FOR A STRETCH AND WON’T SEE ANY HOMES BURNT AND THEN ONE OR TWO AND BLOCKS BEFORE YOU SEE MORE HOUSES THAT ARE BURNED. AS FAR AS THE CITY OF REDDING, IT’S OKAY. THE BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES. AZALEAS RIGHT THERE IN THE DOWNTOWN, THE CITY IS FINE. IT’S ON THE OUTSKIRTS. RIGHT NOW I’M IN MARY LAKE. THIS IS ABOUT 4-MILES TO THE EAST OF WHISKEY TOWN LAKE. THAT WAS WHERE THE FIRE ORIGINATED ON MONDAY. AS YOU TALKED ABOUT, IT’S GROAN GROWN NOW 20 — GROWN NOW TO 29,000-ACRES. IT’S EXTREMELY DARK BUT I’LL TICK YOU THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THERE YOU HAVE A HOUSE HERE IN FRONT OF ME, YOU HAVE A HOUSE THAT LOOKS LIKE IT’S FINE AND THEN RIGHT NEXT DEUR — JUST FEET AWAY THIS HOUSE IS COMPLETELY DE-STORIED. OH MY GOSH, DAVE. INCREDIBLE IMAGES. REALLY UNFORTUNATE. THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE MORNING, I GOT UP HERE ABOUT MIDNIGHT AND PROBABLY SEEN 0 TO 30 HOUSES DESTROYED THROUGH THE — 20 TO 30 HOUSES DESTROYED IN THE COURSE OF THAT FIRE. BETHANY. DAVE REPORTING LIVE FROM REDDING. THIS FIRE IS NOW WORNING THROUGHOUT PARTS OF REDDING.

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