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Photos of California city taken by Carr Fire show destroyed homes, cars

Kim Burns, sifting through the charred rubble of her home burned in the Carr Fire, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Redding, California.

(AP)

Destruction in the northern California city hit by the Carr Fire this summer is captured in a series of poignant photos.

The images showed the charred remains of houses, burnt-out cars and scorched trees in Redding, which is home to more than 91,000 people.

The city itself has published a 360-degree aerial photos online showing the extent of the damage in several places.

Burnt out cars sit in an area burned in the Carr Fire on Saturday in Redding.

(AP)

The Carr Fire was caused on July 23 on a vehicle, mechanical failure, fire officials said.

As previously reported, the wildfire was a July 26 fire pendulum in Redding to generate wind speed of 143 km / h – equivalent to an EF-3 tornado and led to a wave of destruction.

The Carr Fire began on 23 July and destroyed more than 1,000 homes, Cal Fire says.

(City of Redding, California )

CALIFORNIA CARR FIRE MORE THAN 50 PERCENT CONTAINED, BUT STILL GROWING

The National Weather Service (NWS) and Cal Fire Serious Accident Review team was conducting a storm damage survey with respect to the fire whirl, according to an Aug. 2 tweet.

An aerial view of the damage and destruction.

(City of Redding, California)

In an infographic, the weather agency explained that a fire whirl is “[a] rotating column of fire caused by the intense rising heat and turbulent wind.”

“Violent fire whirls can be violent and cause damage similar to tornadoes,” it added.

Rick Kincaid react if his wife Melody Kincaid, left, finds his childhood toy as they sift through the charred remains of their house burned in the Carr Fire on Saturday in Redding.

(AP)

The agency said that the collapse of power lines, trees get uprooted and the bark is removed were already reported.

CALIFORNIA CARR FIRE MORE THAN 50 PERCENT CONTAINED, BUT STILL GROWING

The NWS & @CAL_FIRE Serious Accident Review Team (SART) are conducting a storm damage survey with respect to the large fire whirl that occurred Thursday night in Redding. Preliminary indicators placed max wind speed reached by the fire pendulum in excess of 143 km / h. #cawx #CarrFire pic.twitter.com/3iRX90lhLJ

— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) August 2, 2018

A fire that burns very hot develops its own again by the signs of wind that are higher than the ambient temperature of the weather. When the wind is strong enough and the fire is hot enough, sometimes, the rising air columns start to run.

— NWS (@NWS) August 3, 2018

The nearly three-week-old wildfire death of eight people and ruined more than 1,000 homes is 59 percent contained, Cal Fire said Sunday.

“Firefighters continue to improve containment lines, while mop-up and patrol efforts to continue throuought [sic], the less active areas,” the update said.

Fox News’ Chris Irvine and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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