Authorities say a dozer operator hired to help battle the Carr fire was killed in Redding while doing just that. No word on his identity as yet. As of 9pm Thursday night, close to 500 structures had been destroyed by the fire and another 15 were threatened. Also a number of areas were placed under evacuation orders. The community of French Gulch is under an Evactuation Order. Residents along SR 299 west of Trinity Mountain Rd to the base of Buckhorn Summit are also under evacuation order. Residents along Whiskey Creek Rd to include the boat launch/day use areas are evacuated. The fire grew to 28,000 acres Thursday night.