Carr fire update MAP: Latest containment – how far have the California fires spread? | World | News | Express.co.uk

With a week of searing temperatures ahead, officials fear the fires will get worse before they get better.

The Carr fire is the most formidable of 17 blazes currently raging in California, and 94 across the United States from Texas to Alaska.

The state of California has been the worst hit, with eight dead and more than 400,000 acres of land burned since January.

The Carr fire alone has killed six, destroyed 965 homes and forced about 37,000 to flee for their lives.

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