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Carr Fire six month anniversary: here's how Redding has been rebuilding

Redding contractors at work.

The Carr Fire began on July 23, but it started moving into Redding on July 26. Six months later, KRCR has compiled a list of ways the community has rebuilt since then.

The fire grew to a total of 229,651 acres and claimed eight lives, 1,079 homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate.

Acorns were collected by a group of biologists to begin regrowing trees in Carr Fire burn areas.



The Oak Bottom Marina which burned in the Carr Fire has begun to rebuild the docks and other structures that burned.


Debris removal for houses that burned down in the fire has been completed.


Northstate contractors have seen a huge uptick in business since the fire.


Multiple survivors have come forward to tell their inspiring stories of braving the flames and rebuilding.


Shasta Elementary School has begun to rebuild. Students have had to attend other schools for over five months after the fire damaged their campus.


Some Carr Fire victims have even begun to receive donated power poles to replace those burned up in the fire.


Overall, the Carr Fire devastated Redding in ways most people cannot even imagine. Six months later, the people of Shasta County have truly come together to prove that as a community, we are stronger than a wildfire and we have the power to rebuild.

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