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Crews continue to battle large wildfire near Pahrump

Photo Courtesy: Carla Volz Diaz

Crews continue to battle large wildfire near Pahrump

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jul 3, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The large wildfire that is burning close to Pahrump is now estimated at 1,100 acres, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

BLM had said earlier Wednesday that the fire had grown to 1,800 acres but a new measurement has placed the size at 1,100 acres.

The fire is located just south of Carpenter Canyon and north of Trout Canyon and is being called the Carpenter One Fire.

There are currently five engines, 120 fire personnel, one helicopter, one law enforcement officer, and one hot shot crew working on the fire.

At this time, no official evacuations have been ordered but around 20 homes are being threatened.

The fire was originally reported on July 1 in steep terrain with no direct access.

The fire picked up intensity on Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone who lives in the area and is sensitive to smoke should take precautions when going outside and should stay indoors if possible.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.