Carpenter 1 Fire Update 7/11/13
Incident: Carpenter 1 Wildfire
Carpenter 1 Fire Update 7/11/13, 7 p.m.
A community meeting will be held Friday, July 12, in Pahrump at a location to be determined.
Heavy rain fell in the western section of the fire near the Spring Mountains, moderating fire activity. Other areas of the fire received light rain. The increased moisture and cloud cover allowed firefighters to build line directly on the fire edge. Crews should be able to secure most of the southern perimeter over the next few days.
The Kyle Canyon section of the fire is mostly secure, but scattered heat was detected in this area, with more intense heat east of Rainbow subdivision, where fire continues to back down the mountain toward Kyle Canyon Road. Hotshot crews continued to build line and mop up along the fire edge. Falling trees and rolling debris remain a concern.
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. The public is prohibited from entering Lovell Canyon Road (45537) at Highway 160, Trout Canyon Road (45576) at Highway 160, Lovell Summit Road (45536), Carpenter Canyon Road (45544) at Highway 160, Wallace Canyon Road (45081) at Highway 160, Bristlecone Trail, South Loop Trail, North Loop Trail, Griffith Peak Trail and all surrounding areas.
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.