Carpenter 1 Fire in Mount Charleston as Seen From Summerlin on July 5, 2013
The Carpenter 1 Fire which started on Monday July 1, 2013 by a lighting strike has expanded to over 11000 acres, the fire started on the west side of the Spring Mountains or as we call it, the Pahrump side of the mountain. The Fire has been burning for over six days and has crossed over the ridge and has descended on to the Kyle Canyon side of the mountain. Over 400 firefighters, five helicopters and four heavy air tankers are currently assaulting the fast burning fire.
The Red Cross has set up two shelters, one at Hafen Elementary in Pahrump on the south and west side of the fire and the other at James Bilbray Elementary at 9370 Brent Lane in Las Vegas on the east side of the fire.
The shelters are open 24 hours a day. Local governmental partners are making animal sheltering available for animals and pets of all types. Red Cross also delivering food and water to residents gathering at the perimeter of the evacuation areas.
Road closures include: Lee Canyon Road. (State Route 156) is closed at U.S. 95., Kyle Canyon Road (State Route 57) is closed at U.S. Route 95, Trout Canyon Road is closed at State Route 160, Lovell Canyon Road is closed at Trout Canyon Road. Mt. Charleston is located 40 mins Northwest of Las Vegas.
Photo By: LasVegas360.com
Update: Burn Area or Hot Spots
Orange – Area of Satellite Indicated Hotspots, Red – the Original Carpenter 1 Fire
Red Carpenter Fire, Orange is Satellite Hot spot Areas – click to view larger
MODIS hot spot from satellite sensor, estimated location (1km).
Source: ESRI http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/wildlandfire/user-maps
New Large Map as July 7, 2013 9:30 pm PDT
Hot Spot Map Carpenter Fire 1- Mt Charleston July 6, 2013 4:15 pm PST – Click to view Large Map
Hot Spot Map Carpenter Fire 1- Mt Charleston July 6, 2013 10:15 pm PST – Click to view Large Map
Update: July 7, 2013 9:30 pm PDT – now 14,458 acres now burned
Hot Spot Map Carpenter Fire 1- Mt Charleston July 7 2013 9:00 pm PST – Click to view Large Map
Hot Spot Map Carpenter Fire 1- Mt Charleston 7/8/2013 7:20 am – Click to view Large Map
|Date of Origin
||Monday July 01st, 2013 approx. 12:00 PM
||Fire location is one mile from Kyle Canyon
||Running fire behavior with short crown runs. Group tree torching and spotting.
||The Great Basin Incident Management Team #2 assumed command of the Carpenter 1 Fire at 0600 on Sunday, July 7.
||Crews continue to do structure protection. Assess possible containment strategies.
||PROJECTED FIRE MOVEMENT: North into Kyle and Lee Canyons, southwest toward Trout Creek and east to Lovell Canyon and Harris Springs Canyon. During the next 24 hours, it may hook north into the lower end of Kyle Canyon.
Info As of 7:22 pm PST July 8, 2013 : http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3481/