December 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Fire crews in southern Nevada are coping with triple-digit heat and rugged terrain in a struggle to contain a fire on Mount Charleston battle northwest of Las Vegas.
A fire spokeswoman says firefighters plan to initiate burns around Trout Canyon, a small community of 21 homes, in an effort to reduce fuels and keep the flames away from homes. The community is under a voluntary evacuation. No homes have been lost.
The lightning-sparked blaze broke out Monday and has burned more than 1,100 acres. There is zero containment.
Roads and trails in the area are closed, as is all access to Mount Charleston Peak.
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