Carpenter 1 Fire PM Update July 15, 2013
Incident: Carpenter 1 Wildfire
Residents and business owners will be allowed back into Kyle Canyon, Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m.
Lee Canyon residents and business owners were allowed to return today beginning at 10 a.m. Helicopters were active today shuttling 350 firefighters on and off the mountain using medium and light helicopters. Crews continued doing patrol and mopping-up 300 ft. into the black. Patrol operations will continue tonight. Crews on the eastside of the fire continued to improve fireline by trimming up pinyon-juniper trees rather than dig fireline and disturb fragile soils. Chippers are being used in the upper canyon to chip debris from the checkline in the avalanche paths.
Senator Pete Goicochea and Assemblyman James Oscarson toured the Incident Command Post and the fire area today.
Clear skies with temperatures in the low 60’s and wind gusts to 15 mph down Kyle Canyon are forecast for tonight.
The community of Kyle Canyon remains 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