State fire prevention advocates are reminding southern Nevada residents that drought conditions can lead to fires. Yesterday Clark County and state officials helped mark the anniversary of the Carpenter One fire that charred more than 43 square miles of terrain at Mount Charleston.
Officials showcased woodland scars and called for awareness when visiting the area. Lightning sparked the fire that burned for more than three weeks last July, forcing the evacuations of hamlet homes. Two firefighters were hurt and six structures destroyed. The fire-damaged soil then led to flash floods and runoff from thunderstorms that swept into northwest parts of Las Vegas.
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