Sen. Dean Heller visits area burned by wildfire
Sen. Dan Heller toured the area affected by the Carpenter 1 wildfire todayPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Sen. Dean Heller addressed the media Friday at the command post set up at Centennial High School after spending most of the morning on a tour with fire officials in Kyle Canyon.
He said he was humbled by what he saw. He witnessed firsthand the men and women firefighters on the front lines and their hard work and dedication.
He said while some structures were lost to the fire, the best news is that there have been no serious injuries.
Heller told reporters he had recently been to the Bison Fire as it came within miles from his own home.
In addition, Heller said he believes the sequester had no effect on battling this fire early on.
Gov. Sandoval authorized the help and support of FEMA because he said the resources were necessary.
Congresswoman Dina Titus also spent some time on Mount Charleston Friday, to take a first-hand look at the fire destruction.
She agreed with Sen. Heller, saying it's been some powerful teamwork helping to get the flames under control.
"I was most impressed by the team that's been put together. We've got people from all over the country here helping us fight this fire, but here locally, a lot of different agencies are working together," said Titus.
More than 10-percent of the hotshot crews came from other parts of the nation to battle this fire.