General Considerations for Re-Entry
Incident: Carpenter 1 Burn Area Emergency Response Burned Area Emergency Response
Clark County Office of Emergency Management (702) 455-5710 www.ClarkCountyNV.gov
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR RE-ENTRY
Returning to your home after a wildfire:
• See attached forest closure order map. All Forest Service lands in the vicinity of Trout Canyon, Lovell Canyon, Lee Canyon, and Kyle Canyon are closed for public safety until further notice.
• You may see smoke near your home; this is to be expected and normal after a wildfire.
• Consider wearing proper clothing, such as boots, long pants and gloves. Ash and dust may be present and could pose health problems for people with respiratory issues. Prior to entering your house
• Watch out for charred trees and power poles that may be unstable.
• Be aware of smoldering debris.
• Items around your house may have been moved by firefighters (chairs, tables, etc.)
• Ash pits (holes created by burning trees filled with hot ash) may be present in the surrounding area. Warn family and neighbors to keep clear of the pits also.Entering your house:
• IF you smell GAS, leave immediately and contact the fire department and your gas company.
• Animals and insects may have entered your house, be aware as you open closets, storage areas, garage and outbuildings. If a deceased animal, wild or otherwise, that does not belong to you and is located on your property, please contact Clark County Animal Control.
• Be prepared to photograph your property for documentation, i.e. Insurance claims.
• Prior to cleaning you may want to contact your insurance company.
• Follow public health guidance on safe cleanup of fire ash and safe use of masks.
• Be prepared to discard food, as the power may have been off during the course of fighting the fire.
• Be prepared to discard water that is stored, as it may potentially be contaminated from ash. Be aware of potential new hazards:
• You may be at an even greater risk of flooding due to the wildfires. Large-scale wildfires dramatically alter the terrain and ground conditions. Normally, vegetation absorbs rainfall, reducing runoff. However, wildfires leave the ground charred, barren, and unable to absorb water, creating conditions ripe for flash flooding and mudflow. Flood risk remains significantly higher until vegetation is restored—up to 5 years after a wildfire.
• Flooding after fire is often more severe, as debris and ash left from the fire can form mudflows. As rainwater moves across burnt ground, it can also pick up soil and sediment and carry it in a stream of floodwaters. These mudflows can cause significant damage.Telephone number and websites on the back will provide you with additional information and resources.Incident Public Information: (702)799-4610
American Red Cross Phone: 702-369-3927 www.redcross.org/SouthernNevada
Bureau of Land Management- State of Nevada OfficePhone:775-861-6400 Fax: 775-861-6601 www.blm.gov/nv/st/en.html
Century Link Residential Support: 888-723-8010 Residential Repair 24/7 800-788-3600 www.centurylink.com
Clark County Air Quality Phone: 702-455-5942 Fax: 702-383-9994 www.clarkcountynv.gov/DEPTS/Pages/default.aspx
Clark County Animal Control Phone: 702-455-7710 www.clarkcountynv.gov/DEPTS/Pages/default.aspx
Clark County Building Department Phone: 702-455-3000 www.clarkcountynv.gov/DEPTS/Pages/default.aspx
Clark County Fire Department Phone: 702-455-7311 www.clarkcountynv.gov/DEPTS/Pages/default.aspx
Clark County Parks & Recreation Department Phone: 702-455-8200 www.clarkcountynv.gov/DEPTS/Pages/default.aspx
Clark County Public Works Department Phone: 702-455-6000 www.clarkcountynv.gov/DEPTS/Pages/default.aspx
Clark County Real Property Management Phone: 702-455-4616 www.clarkcountynv.gov/DEPTS/Pages/default.aspx
Clark County School District Phone: 702-799-5000 Fax: 702-799-5000 www.ccsd.net
Forest Service Phone: 702-799-4610 www.inciweb.org/incident/3481 or www.inciweb.org/incident/3506
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Phone: 702- 828-3111 www.lvmpd.com Nevada Department of TransportationPhone: 702-667-4501 Fax: 702-486-5675
www.nevadadot.com Nevada Department of Wildlife Phone: 775-688-1500 Fax: 775-688-1207
www.ndow.org Nevada Division of Forestry Phone: 775-684-2500 forestry.nv.gov
Nevada Highway Patrol Phone: 702-486-4100 nhp.nv.gov
NV Energy Phone: 702-402-5555 www.nvenergy.com
Republic Services Phone: 702-735-5151 www.republicservices.com
Southern Nevada Health Department Phone: 702-759-1000 www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org
Southwest Gas Phone: 702-365-1111 www.swgas.com
Valley Electric Phone: 775-727-2183 www.vea.coop
Vegas Valley Water DistrictPhone: 702-870-4194 www.lvvwd.com