Wildfire near Pahrump forces residents to evacuate
A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for residents near wildfirePhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It is day four of the Carpenter One wildfire on the back side of Mount Charleston near Pahrump and there is still no containment.
A mandatory evacuation order for the Trout Canyon area was issued on Thursday afternoon. According to the Bureau of Land Management, 21 homes are affected. It is not known though if all of those homes are currently occupied.
The latest estimate on the size of the wildfire is 1,250 acres. At one point, the BLM estimated the size at almost 2,000 acres but lowered that number later.
The reason for the mandatory evacuation because changing weather patterns increased the likelihood of the fire moving towards the homes.
A shelter is being opened at the Hafen Elementary School in Pahrump and the American Red Cross will be providing assistance.