Lightning Ignited Wildland Fire Burns 1,800 Acres in Carpenter Canyon
Incident: Carpenter 1 Wildfire
Lightning Ignited Wildland Fire Burns 1,800 acres in Carpenter Canyon
Acres: Approximately 1800 acres
Start date: July 1, 2013 @approx. 12:00 p.m.
Incident Commander: Mike Wallace
Location: South of Carpenter Canyon, North of Trout Canyon
Terrain: Steep rocky terrain.
Resources: 5 engines, one Type 1 Hotshot Crew, overhead resources and one Law Enforcement Officer (LEO).
Total personnel: 120
Air support: 1 type 3 helicopter
Evacuations: No evacuations are in place at this time.
Public Information Line: 702-515-5105
Smoke: Smoke sensitive persons in these areas need to be alert to this possibility and be prepared to take any necessary precautions. http://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/health-topics/wildfire-smoke.php
Road and Fire Area Closure: Trout Canyon at Highway 160.
Open and active: Communities and private inholding in and around the fire remain open and accessible including Trout Canyon. The Trout Canyon Community contains 21 homes and resources are in place for structure protection.
The Carpenter 1 Fire was reported on July 1, 2013 in steep terrain with no direct access. The fire picked up intensity during the afternoon of July 2, 2013 and is now estimated at approximately 1800 acres. Fire crews monitored fire activity throughout the evening. At the start of today’s operational period the perimeter of the fire is active and the smoke column has dissipated.
Local firefighting resources will transition fire operations to a Type II Team tomorrow.
Persons who are sensitive to smoke should take precautions when going outside and stay indoors if possible.