Carr Fire Friday, August 17: 75% contained, 218,598 acres burned


As of Friday morning, the Carr Fire is 75 percent contained at 218,598 acres.

Containment is up three percent from Tuesday night, when the fire was 72 percent contained and at 215,368 acres burned.

Highway 299 is now open between Redding and Weaverville. There could be delays and one-way traffic control in some areas.

The Disaster Recovery Center is open at the former Kmart on Hilltop Drive.

A total of 1,079 homes have been destroyed.

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