The Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest near in California began on Aug. 17, 2013 and is under investigation. The fire has consumed approximately 149, 780 acres and is 15% contained. U.S. Forest Service photo.

Five deaths have been confirmed on the Carr Fire in Shasta County, which was only 5 percent contained as of Sunday morning and reported to be moving into Trinity County.

The Carr Fire is one of 17 large wildfires throughout the state being fought by 12,000 firefighters as of Sunday morning, according to CAL FIRE’s statewide summary.

CAL FIRE reports those fires had burned more than 200,000 acres and destroyed over 500 structures. Another 20,000 homes are threatened and almost 50,000 residents have been evacuated throughout the state.

The Carr Fire is listed at 89,194 acres as of Sunday morning with more than 500 structures destroyed, 135 damaged, more than 5,000 homes threatened and more than 38,000 residents evacuated. –Mount Shasta News

Sad news out of Northern California as the Carr fire intensifies near Redding, CA. The wildfire continues to wreak havoc and firefighters are working hard to combat the blaze. Weather conditions continue to make it difficult to contain the fire with high temperatures and steady winds.

This fire is located approximately 70 miles of both Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen. These are incredibly popular zones for outdoor enthusiasts. Backcountry skiers flock to these mountains every spring to enjoy corn-skiing, sunshine, and hefty amounts of time on the skin track.

In addition to the backcountry opportunities, Mount Shasta Ski Park offers lift-accessed shredding for those who aren’t the skin track type. In the summer and fall months, the area has plenty of hiking and camping to enjoy.  The area is currently heavily affected by poor air quality from the Carr Fire making outdoor recreation very dangerous.

*Stay safe out there everyone!

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