Progress registered in California fire control

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BBC: Firefighters have made some progress against California’s deadliest current wildfire, which had been getting larger, officials say.

The Carr fire is now 20% contained, up from 5% on Sunday when wind and dry conditions were causing it to grow.

It is one of eight major wildfires currently burning in the state.

The Carr fire has already burned nearly 100,000 acres and destroyed more than 720 homes and 240 other buildings. Nearly 200 more buildings have been damaged and 5,000 more are under threat.

The blaze is being fought by nearly 3,400 firefighters with equipment including 330 fire appliances and 17 helicopters.

It began last Monday. On Thursday it became a firestorm, jumping across the Sacramento River.

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