Carr Fire Monday, August 20: 88% contained, 229,651 acres burned


The Carr Fire is 88 percent contained and has burned 229,651 acres, as of Monday morning.

Containment grew from 85 percent and 227,098 acres Sunday night.

On Sunday, residents gathered to clean up at Whiskeytown Cemetery.

The Carr Fire has destroyed 1,079 homes since it started on July 23.

Firefighters said heavy smoke has helped lessen fire activity.

Highway 299 is open to traffic, but drivers are asked to pay attention to workers in the area.

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