Some Carpenter 1 wildfire evacuees back in their homes

Stacey Gualandi

Wildfire damage in Trout Canyon. (Photo Courtesy: Clayton Lutes)

Some Carpenter 1 wildfire evacuees back in their homes

CREATED Jul. 14, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Some residents are finally back in their homes after the Carpenter 1 wildfire forced them to evacuate.

People living in Trout and Lovell Canyons were allowed back in on Sunday morning starting at 10 a.m.

"We were quite worried. The firefighters know what they're doing, it was in good hands. The only thing we wished, perhaps they could have been here earlier before it got out of hand," said Clayton Lutes, Trout Canyon resident.

One by one, residents passed through the police checkpoint and then onto volunteers who passed out donated water, cleaning supplies and much needed tools.

It was a long 10 days for some who have lived in the area for more than 30 years.

While their homes remain in tact, a water line was destroyed, preventing them from getting water.

"It's a real problem, been very costly, lost a lot of sleep. We need to get this taken care of. Water is the biggest problem now," said Trout Canyon resident Andrew Sparks.

Law enforcement officials said they will remain at Trout Canyon for the next 24 hours to help homeowners who are returning.

Lee Canyon residents will be allowed to return to their homes starting at 10 a.m. on Monday morning. Kyle Canyon residents are expected to go home on Wednesday.

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