California Carr Fire grows to over 80,000 acres threatening nearly 5,000 structures in Shasta County

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California Carr Fire grows to over 80,000 acres. Marci Gonzalez reports during Action News at 10 p.m. on July 28, 2018.

REDDING, Calif. (WPVI) -- The Carr Fire burning in Shasta County near Redding has nearly doubled in size overnight, growing to over 80,000 acres as of Saturday morning. The fire is threatening almost 5,000 structures, according to Cal Fire. It has also prompted new mandatory evacuations.

The fire has destroyed 500 structures and damaged 75 others. 37,000 people have been forced from their homes.

The fire zone stretches from Redding to French Gulch. 80,906 have burned and the fire is just 5 percent contained.

Two firefighters have died fighting the Carr Fire and three Marin County firefighters were hurt. They're now out of the hospital.

Click here for the latest information from Cal Fire on the incident, including updated evacuation information.

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