Hundreds Evacuated as Nevada Wildfire Intensifies
Posted by feww on July 7, 2013
520 Evacuated as growing wildfire threatens 400 homes near Las Vegas, NV
Currently the largest fire in Nevada the 16,000 acre Carpenter 1 wildfire was sparked by lightning on July 1 on the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, threatening more than 400 structures.
Mandatory evacuations are in effect for the Trout Canyon community. Residents have been evacuated from Lee Canyons
The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area has issued a Closure Order:
- Lee Canyon Rd. (State Route 156) is closed at U.S. 95.
- Kyle Canyon Rd (State Route 57) is closed at U.S. 95.
- Trout Canyon Rd. is closed at State Route 160.
- Lovell Canyon Rd. is closed at Trout Canyon Rd.
Stage 1 Fire restrictions are in affect for Nevada.
Wind Conditions: 15 mph W
Temperature: 82 degrees
Growth Potential: High
Terrain Difficulty: Extreme
Sources: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Inciweb and local residents.
Carpenter 1 Fire continued to grow on its northern flank late Saturday.
Mandatory evacuations for the Dean Peak Fire, Arizona
Mandatory evacuations for the Pine Lake and Pinion Pines subdivisions remains in place.
Old Highway 93 and DW Ranch Road are closed and Wild Cow Campground will remain closed until further notice. Blake Ranch road is closed except to local residents. The road closure at M.P. 4.6 on Hualapai Mountain Road has been moved back to the intersection of DW Ranch Road and Hualapai Mountain Road.
The Dean Peak Fire started on June 29, 2013 at approximately 3:30 p.m. and was started by lightning. The fire is located approximately 10 miles southeast of Kingman, Arizona, in the Hualapai Mountains, east of Dean Peak.
- Acres: 5,400
- Start date: June 29, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
- Cause: Lightning
- Location: 10 miles southeast of Kingman, AZ
- Containment: 37% percent
- Fuels: Pinyon, juniper, Ponderosa pine