The excellent work of firefighters and rainy weather have moved the Carpenter 1 Fire to full containment as of September 17 2013. Because the fire is fully contained this website will no longer be updated. Additional information regarding Burned Area Emergency Response is available at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3506/.
The contained status of a wildfire suppression action signifies that a control line has been completed around the fire and any associated spot fires which can reasonably be expected to stop the fire’s spread.
Crews are aware of the potential for small interior smoke activity which remain well within the burned area. Firefighting assets remain fully staffed should deployment be required.
Even though the Carpenter 1 Fire is fully contained area and trail closures remain in effect because dangers still exist in the burned area. Hazards include snags (standing dead trees that topple without a breath of wind) widowmakers (branches that can crack onto hikers’ heads without warning) stump holes covered in ash and the risk of debris flows triggered by flash flooding.
Recreation Opportunities Remaining Closures
Much of the Mt. Charleston area including Lee Canyon and portions of Kyle Canyon remain open. Lee Canyon holds many opportunities including Bonanza Bristlecone Sawmill and Robber’s Roost trails and developed recreation sites such as Lee Meadows Deer Creek Sawmill Hilltop campground and the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.
In Kyle Canyon Mary Jane Falls Trail Canyon and Fletcher Canyon trails are open for day use as are picnic areas at Cathedral Rock and Fletcher Canyon. The North Loop trail is open to Mt. Charleston and remains closed past the peak. Please drive slowly and safely on the narrow two-lane roads which are full of people returning to enjoy the mountains.
Areas within the fire perimeter are closed for public safety mostly south of Kyle Canyon Road such as the South Loop Griffith Peak Echo Little Falls and Lovell Canyon Trail system. Cathedral Rock and Echo trailheads are also closed. Dispersed camping is closed in Harris Springs and some outlying roads such as Harris Springs Road remain closed. Visitor must stay out of closed areas and obey posted closure signs for their own safety.
|Date of Origin||Monday July 01st, 2013 approx. 12:00 PM|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday September 17th, 2013 approx. 12:00 PM|