Episcopal Relief & Development and the Diocese of Northern California are providing emergency support to communities struck by the Carr Fire that began on July 23.

The support includes rental assistance, short-term storage for recovered belongings, food, gasoline, and replacement of lost household supplies.

The Carr Fire, which authorities said was caused by a mechanical failure in a vehicle, has grown to cover 110,000 acres by July 31. The blaze has killed at least six people as of Aug. 1 and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

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