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Massive Carr Fire fully contained, Cal Fire says

Posted: 8:43 PM, Aug 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-31 03:43:58Z

REDDING, Calif. (KGTV and AP) -- The massive California wildfire dubbed the Carr Fire is fully contained as of Thursday.

Cal Fire made the announcement Thursday night about the fire that claimed eight lives and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

Firefighters will continue to patrol the area for several more days as crews work to repair broken fences and other damage cause by the fire fight.

In total, the blaze scorched nearly 360 square miles in and around Redding, making it the seventh largest wildfire in state history.

The fire killed four civilians, including a woman and her two grandchildren, a Redding fire inspector and a bulldozer operator.

A Pacific Gas & Electric apprentice lineman and state fire heavy equipment mechanic also died in vehicle-related accidents.