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Deadly Carr Fire Spreading Quickly Through Northern California

As of Sunday morning, firefighters only had the fire 5 percent contained.
Posted at 10:43 AM, Jul 29, 2018

At least five people have died in a massive wildfire in Northern California.

The so-called Carr Fire has now burned more than 83,000 acres. More than 3,000 firefighters are battling the fire, which was only 5 percent contained as of Sunday morning.

The fast-moving pace of the fire is forcing some residents to flee their homes on short notice. A Cal Fire spokesman told reporters that the fire is "taking down everything in its path."

Cal Fire has blamed the mechanical failure of a vehicle for starting the blaze.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.