California fire officials say the 214,527 acre Carr Fire near Redding is now 71% contained. 

CAL FIRE says heavy equipment mechanic Andrew Jason Brake died last Thursday in a crash on Highway 99 in Tehama County.

The fire has destroyed 1,077 homes.

Authorities previously arrested two people on suspicion of looting homes that had been evacuated due to the Carr Fire.

Authorities say the cause of this fire is due to mechanical failure of a car.

(CAL Fire contributed to this report.)