Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in two counties because of the Carr Fire. So Far Cal Fire says one person has been killed, a private hire dozer operator.
The fire has already scorched more than 28,000 acres and at least 15 structures have been destroyed.
Mandatory evacuations are in place in parts of Shasta County and Redding. Officials are telling people to be prepared to leave at any moment.
The fire began Monday in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. It was caused by a vehicle mechanical failure.
For more information, visit Cal Fire here.
NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.