>> Firefighters say it only took about nine hours for Northern California's Carr Fire to ignite and spread across 2,500 acres. The brush fire started early Monday afternoon in Shasta County, north of Sacramento. And now several communities are under evacuation orders as officials struggle to contain the blaze.>> The fire activity usually slows, moderates a bit and we're able to get those crews in there.
Going direct along the edge of the fire, putting in fire line, putting in hose, putting water actually on that edge of that fire and trying to stop it where it is.>> The Carr Fire joins at least 50 other major wildfires burning across the US from California and Oregon to Texas and Wisconsin.
So far those fires have scorched about 1.2 million acres, boosting this year's total to a higher than average 3.65 million acres burned.