Crews Still Fighting Mt. Charleston Fire

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 214309001 -
Gray Television, Inc.