News Release - July 5, 2013 Late Morning
Incident: Carpenter 1 Wildfire
More than 300 firefighters are now battling the Carpenter 1 Fire near Pahrump, Nev., after the fire doubled in size yesterday. The fire is now 2,000 acres and remains 0 percent contained.
Crews working in Trout, Lee and Kyle Canyons will again face hot, dry conditions. A Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidities has been issued for the area from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Winds are expected to start increasing after 9 a.m., with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon.
Marty Adell’s Type 2 team assumed command of the fire at 0600 this morning.
A public meeting will be held in Pahrump this evening at 7 p.m. at the Nye County Chamber of Commerce, 2100 Walt Whitman Drive, where officials will explain fire operations and answer residents’ questions.
Trout Canyon residents were placed under mandatory evacuation yesterday, with a voluntary evacuation of Kyle Canyon.
- Lee Canyon Rd. (State Route 156) is closed at U.S. 95.
- Kyle Canyon Rd (State Route 57) is closed at U.S. Route 95.
- Trout Canyon Rd. is closed at State Route 160.
- Lovell Canyon Rd. is closed at Trout Canyon Rd.
- Entry to Lee Canyon Rd. is restricted to residents only.
No firefighter injuries have been reported and no structures have been lost.
The Red Cross is operating evacuation shelters at:
- Hafen Elementary School, 7120 Hafen Ranch Road, Pahrump.
- Bilbray Elementary School, 9370 Brent Lane, Las Vegas.
Pet care is available, if needed.
For updated information, check www.inciweb.org.