Friday, July 05, 2013

Carpenter Canyon Fire Outside Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Las Vegas Valley is filling with smoke. Carpenter Canyon is on fire. It is hotter than the hinges of Hades here and today the wind is kicking in at 35 mph. Though it is cooler at 105+ than last week it is still a witch with a B for the firefighters.
This fire isn't as big as the monster by Prescott AZ, thank God. But Kyle Canyon and Mt. Charlie (Charleston to you) are in danger and all the little communities up there in the resort area.
Last night on the TV news, there was a picture of a helicopter taking water out of the Mt. Charleston Ski Resort pond where they store the water to make artificial snow.
It is so pretty up there in that area. If I can get the picture on here I will try. Our friend Laura Billman took it on the other side of the Spring Mountains in Pahrump, NV. I could watch the smoke all day out my kitchen window.The wind has shifted and so we have the smoke.
If you look really closely you can see the flames. Someone reported that the bunch of smoke was at 30,000 ft., where it started to anvil out.
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