Redding Fire Dept. to host town-hall style Carr Fire debriefing


    The Carr Fire's destructive path, left behind not just physical scars but also emotional ones.

    Scars that the Redding Fire Department hopes to help heal this Saturday.

    The Carr Fire burned more than 200,000 acres and 1,079 homes in Shasta County.

    Therefore, to help close this devastating chapter of the county's history, the Redding Fire Department is inviting everyone to a Carr Fire Community Debriefing tomorrow night.

    Unlike the morning briefings during the Carr Fire where firefighters focused on statistics such as containment and acreage, this town-hall style meeting will focus on answering lingering questions and individual stories.

    A panel of Redding firefighters who helped suppress the fire will be there ready to listen and share, including firefighter Brett Morris.

    "You're meeting your local firefighters. The guys that wore the boots on the ground the day the fire came through town. The guys that were protecting your houses so it's a time to meet them, talk to them, ask them questions that you may have unanswered," said Morris.

    The Redding Fire Department said they want to continue to support the community and understand the pain caused by this disaster.

    The department tragically lost one of their own, Fire Prevention Inspector Jeremy Stoke to the fire in July.

    The debriefing goes from 10 in the morning to 12 noon on Saturday at 1800 Park Marina Drive in Redding, across the street from the Chevron Gas Station.

    News In Photos

      Loading ...