Carpenter 1 Fire Update July 13, 2013 10:00 AM
Incident: Carpenter 1 Wildfire
A public meeting will be held this evening, July 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center.
Construction of line on the southeast section of fire is planned for today. This area of the fire received a half to a third of an inch of rain, yesterday, moderating fire behavior. Structure protection will continue in Kyle Canyon and at Harris and Prospect Ranches. Crews will construct line and cold trail along the South Loop ridge line on the north and west side of the fire. Firefighters are in the process of mopping up and rehabilitation of lines to contain any slopovers of the contained fire lines.
Weather over the fire is predicted to be hotter and drier, with possible isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. After yesterday’s precipitation, fuel moistures around the fire area should be higher in the morning, but as temperatures rise, they will start dropping.
Creeping and smoldering fire behavior was observed yesterday, along with areas showing active surface flames and single tree torching.
The communities of Kyle Canyon, Lee Canyon and Trout Canyon remain under evacuation. James Bilbray Elementary and Hafen Elementary are designated as Red Cross reception centers. Both are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The U.S. Forest Service issued an area closure for the Spring Mountain Recreation Area on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5427697.pdf
Public escorts into the fire area have been discontinued. If you are in need of assistance, contact the American Red Cross at (702) 791-3311.