Rain continues to help firefighters in wildfire battle
Action News was able to go on a tour of the mobile fire retardant plant todayPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Rain falling near the Carpenter 1 fire was helping firefighters gain more ground Friday afternoon.
Incident Commander Rich Harvey said firefighters don't have a handle on the blaze just yet, but the weather is helping slow the progression of the flames.
Firefighters like steady rainfall to wet the dry fuels, but any flash flooding is dangerous for firefighters who were told what to do in a morning briefing.
"It's just another day on the fire line," Harvey said.
Firefighters are focusing their efforts in Red Rock Canyon where the fire spilled over Thursday night.
Harvey said there's also a mop-up effort in Kyle Canyon, but no word on when residents will get back into their homes.
Action News were able to go on a tour Friday of the mobile retardant plant that has been set up to make it faster for aircraft to load up and spread retardant on the wildfire.
However, because of the rain, none of the aircraft were able to fly Friday.
The fire is now 43 percent contained. It has burned almost 28,000 acres.