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Photo shows exhausted firefighters resting after battling Carr Fire

Posted at 5:26 PM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 20:27:20-04

A photo shared on Facebook by Richard Tuggle in Redding, California showed five firefighters taking a nap after an exhausting time battling the Carr Fire.

According to an interview with CNN, Tuggle said that he went to check his property Friday morning and saw the firefighters. Tuggle continued, saying that he decided not to disturb them and that he thinks they were battling the fire very close to his property. 

Cal Fire officials said that the fire has burned over 110 thousand acres, with only 27 percent of it contained. According to Cal Fire, 2,500 structures are threatened and 884 residences have been destroyed. There are also 3,607 fire personnel battling the fire.

The Carr fire has claimed the lives of six people including 70-year-old Melody Bledsoe and her two grandchildren.