Trout and Lovell Canyon evacuees may go home on Sunday
Trout and Lovell Canyon Evacuees Might Go Home on SundayPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
CREATED Jul. 12, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Another public meeting was held in Pahrump on Friday night to discuss the status of the Carpenter 1 wildfire.
Residents of Trout and Lovell Canyons were greeted with promising news.
Officials said they're tentatively planning to let those evacuees back up to their homes on Sunday.
Residents of Lee Canyon will likely have to wait until Monday. There is still no date set for residents of Kyle Canyon.
Despite the good news, some of the evacuees in attendance are frustrated that they can't get up any sooner. "There is no imminent danger. There is none," one of the evacuees told officials.
Nevertheless, officials are sticking with their re-entry plans, citing the fact that there are various safety concerns to address before welcoming evacuees back home.
Even with the good news, some Trout Canyon evacuees are concerned about the fact that they may not have access to water once they return back to their houses. A major water line was destroyed in the blaze.
"It's great that we can get back in our houses but what's the use if you can't go up there and have water," said evacuee Dennis Walker.
Officials said they're working to fix the problem. According to Clark County Fire, the water line is on private property. They're trying to get in touch with the owner to repair the line. They hope to give the public an answer sometime this weekend, but make no guarantees.
Officials told Action News the two areas that are still of major concern include the peak of Mount Charleston by Little Falls and Mazie Spring, and the land above La Madre Spring.
Another public meeting will be held Saturday night at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor's Center. For information on the time, please contact the Joint Information Center at (702) 799-4610.