6 structures lost on Mount Charleston, fire growing
The wildfire has destroyed 6 structures on Mount Charleston and is now more than 25,000 acresPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- According to fire officials, six structures have now been lost because of the Carpenter 1 wildfire.
The structures include the one that was reported Tuesday. All of the structures are at Prospect Springs Ranch, near Hope Springs Road.
In addition, the fire is now burning 25,157 acres (more than 31 square miles) and more than 1,000 personnel are working on the fire.
Fire officials say that will be setting up a mobile retardant plant Wednesday so that aircraft can fill up with retardant faster.
According to the incident report posted Wednesday morning, helicopters dropped more than 162,000 gallons of water on the fire on Tuesday and four single engine air tankers each dropped two loads of retardant, supported by a supertanker.
Fire activity increased on Tuesday because of the southwest winds gusting up to 30 mph. The fire pushed northeast, through Harris Springs and Prospect Springs into BLM property.
An additional 5,767 acres burned. One commercial and five other structures were destroyed at Prospect Ranch.
The fire also crossed Kyle Canyon Road around mile marker 6 on Tuesday.
Dozers, engines and hand crews worked late last night to stop the fire growth in that area.
Another 247 firefighters joined the fire fight today. Fire managers are expecting another active fire day because of weather conditions similar to Tuesday.
Firefighters will be working to build containment lines. Strategic burnouts will also continue in Lovell Canyon, moving to the northeast.
Action News will update this story with additional information as soon as it is received.