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In photos: California's Carr wildfire death toll rises to 5

A family looking at the remains of their home.
A family looking at the burned remains of their home. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

The Carr wildfire claimed the lives of two children and their great-grandmother on Saturday as it continued to spread, pushing the death toll to five.

Threat level: Cal Fire explains that "very active" fire behavior took place overnight and warns that it will continue through Monday morning due to extreme heat and gusty winds. The Carr fire is just one of 22 fires blazing through California this weekend and was started by "mechanical failure of a vehicle."

The chimney of a home burned to the ground in the fire. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
A pyrocumulus cloud spreading from the fire. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
Burned properties from the Carr fire. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
The Carr fire setting the forest ablaze. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
A damaged flag pole in front of the setting sun. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
A firefighter dousing flames on a burned home. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images