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Carpenter 1 Fire Hazardous Fuels Reduction Projects

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Published on Jan 3, 2014

The Carpenter 1 fire started by lightning on July 1, 2013 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area in southern Nevada. Over the course of the next two weeks, it burned an estimated 27,000 acres. During this time, two different communities were at risk, Trout Canyon and Kyle Canyon. Trout Canyon, with roughly 35 homes, was at risk between July 4th and 5th. Kyle Canyon, with approximately 335 homes, was at risk between July 8th and 9th. In both cases, a combination of fuel reduction treatments among the homes themselves and in the surrounding forest lands were key to providing firefighters with a place from which they could successfully defend these communities. As is the case with all wildfires, the key to reducing the impact to communities lies in the combined efforts of home owners as well as local, state, and federal agencies working together to create fire adapted communities that can withstand the effects of wildfire. The role of the home owners in taking precautions around their properties and actively engaging with their local, state, and federal partners cannot be over stated as you will hear throughout this video.

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