Carpenter 1 Fire Update Sunday, July 14,2013
Incident: Carpenter 1 Wildfire
Clark County announced that the residents of Trout and Lovell Canyons will be allowed to return to their homes today starting at 10 a.m.
A public meeting will be held today, July 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center.
Yesterday heavy equipment was used to open roads and gain access into the areas which were affected by flash flooding/debris flows Friday. This allowed firefighters to continue constructing direct line southeast into the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Structure protection continues for Kyle Canyon, also the Harris and Prospect Ranches. Crews will continue cold trailing and construction of line along the South Loop ridge. Patrol and mop-up operations are ongoing in all areas of the fire. A retardant batch plant was set up to facilitate the heavy lift helicopters with retardant drops.
Creeping and smoldering with isolated single tree torching was the observed fire behavior yesterday.
Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas mayor, toured the Incident Command Post and the fire area yesterday.
Partly cloudy today and expect warming and gradual drying with no thunderstorms today. Gusty winds may occur over the fire area today.
The communities of Kyle and Lee Canyons 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.