Hundreds Flee Growing Mount Charleston Fire

Firefighters attend a night crew briefing at the incident command post for the Carpenter 1 fire at Centennial High School, where local residents have put up signs of support, before heading out to fight the fire on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Hundreds Flee Growing Mount Charleston Fire
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range billows behind hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 25,000 acres have burned since lightning sparked the blaze in Carpenter Canyon on the Pahrump, Nevada side of Mount Charleston on July 1. More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the wildfire which crested the peak of Mount Charleston on July 4, prompting the evacuation of 520 people as it began descending the east side of the mountain, about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The fire is 10% contained and fire officials estimate that they won't have it fully contained until July 19.
Firefighters attend a night crew briefing at the incident command post for the Carpenter 1 fire at Centennial High School, where local residents have put up signs of support, before heading out to fight the fire on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Great Basin National Incident Team 2 Planning Section Chief Steve Jackson leads a night crew briefing for firefighters at the incident command post for the Carpenter 1 fire at Centennial High School where local residents have put up signs of support on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
carpenter 1 wildfire Great Basin National Incident Team 2 Planning Section Chief Steve Jackson leads a night crew briefing for firefighters at the incident command post for the Carpenter 1 fire at Centennial High School where local residents have put up signs of support on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Robert Freitag with Port-A-Pit Catering cooks meat for tacos to feed about 850 fire crew members at the incident command post for the Carpenter 1 fire at Centennial High School on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Hundreds Flee Growing Mount Charleston Fire
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range billows behind hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 25,000 acres have burned since lightning sparked the blaze in Carpenter Canyon on the Pahrump, Nevada side of Mount Charleston on July 1. More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the wildfire which crested the peak of Mount Charleston on July 4, prompting the evacuation of 520 people as it began descending the east side of the mountain, about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The fire is 10% contained and fire officials estimate that they won't have it fully contained until July 19.
Robert Freitag with Port-A-Pit Catering cooks meat for tacos to feed about 850 fire crew members at the incident command post for the Carpenter 1 fire at Centennial High School on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
U.S. Forest Service technical specialist Shawnee Hinman loads drinks for fire crews on a truck at the incident command post for the Carpenter 1 fire at Centennial High School on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Hundreds Flee Growing Mount Charleston Fire
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range billows behind hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 25,000 acres have burned since lightning sparked the blaze in Carpenter Canyon on the Pahrump, Nevada side of Mount Charleston on July 1. More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the wildfire which crested the peak of Mount Charleston on July 4, prompting the evacuation of 520 people as it began descending the east side of the mountain, about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The fire is 10% contained and fire officials estimate that they won't have it fully contained until July 19.
U.S. Forest Service technical specialist Shawnee Hinman loads drinks for fire crews on a truck at the incident command post for the Carpenter 1 fire at Centennial High School on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Public information officer James Stone (L) goes over a briefing map for the Carpenter 1 fire with newspaper reporter Colton Lochhead at the incident command post at Centennial High School on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Hundreds Flee Growing Mount Charleston Fire
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range billows behind hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 25,000 acres have burned since lightning sparked the blaze in Carpenter Canyon on the Pahrump, Nevada side of Mount Charleston on July 1. More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the wildfire which crested the peak of Mount Charleston on July 4, prompting the evacuation of 520 people as it began descending the east side of the mountain, about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The fire is 10% contained and fire officials estimate that they won't have it fully contained until July 19.
Public information officer James Stone (L) goes over a briefing map for the Carpenter 1 fire with newspaper reporter Colton Lochhead at the incident command post at Centennial High School on July 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range is illuminated by the setting sun as it billows behind hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip on July 9 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Hundreds Flee Growing Mount Charleston Fire
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range billows behind hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip on July 9 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nearly 20,000 acres have burned since lightning sparked the blaze in Carpenter Canyon on the Pahrump, Nevada side of Mount Charleston on July 1. More than 800 firefighters are battling the wildfire which crested the peak of Mount Charleston on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of 520 people as it began descending the east side of the mountain, about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The fire is 15% contained and fire officials estimate that they won't have it fully contained until July 19.
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range is illuminated by the setting sun as it billows behind hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip on July 9 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range partially obscures the setting sun behind hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip on July 9 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Hundreds Flee Growing Mount Charleston Fire
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range billows behind hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip on July 9 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nearly 20,000 acres have burned since lightning sparked the blaze in Carpenter Canyon on the Pahrump, Nevada side of Mount Charleston on July 1. More than 800 firefighters are battling the wildfire which crested the peak of Mount Charleston on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of 520 people as it began descending the east side of the mountain, about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The fire is 15% contained and fire officials estimate that they won't have it fully contained until July 19.
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range partially obscures the setting sun behind hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip on July 9 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range is illuminated by the setting sun as it billows behind the Stratosphere Casino Hotel (R) on July 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Hundreds Flee Growing Mount Charleston Fire
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range billows behind hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip on July 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 15,000 acres have burned since lightning sparked the blaze in Carpenter Canyon on the Pahrump, Nevada side of Mount Charleston on July 1. More than 750 firefighters are battling the wildfire which crested the peak of Mount Charleston on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of 520 people as it began descending the east side of the mountain, about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The fire is 15% contained and fire officials estimate that they won't have it fully contained until July 19.
Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range is illuminated by the setting sun as it billows behind the Stratosphere Casino Hotel (R) on July 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Smoke rises from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range early on July 6, 2013 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area,  Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Hundreds Flee Growing Mount Charleston Fire
Flames from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range early on July 6, 2013 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. More than 9,000 acres have burned since lightning sparked the blaze in Carpenter Canyon on the Pahrump, Nevada side of Mount Charleston on Monday. More than 400 firefighters are battling the as yet uncontained wildfire which crested the peak of Mount Charleston on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of 520 people as it began descending the east side of the mountain, about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Smoke rises from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range early on July 6, 2013 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Smoke and flames from the Carpenter 1 fire are seen along a ridgeline in the Spring Mountains range early on July 6, 2013 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Hundreds Flee Growing Mount Charleston Fire
Flames from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range early on July 6, 2013 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. More than 9,000 acres have burned since lightning sparked the blaze in Carpenter Canyon on the Pahrump, Nevada side of Mount Charleston on Monday. More than 400 firefighters are battling the as yet uncontained wildfire which crested the peak of Mount Charleston on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of 520 people as it began descending the east side of the mountain, about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Smoke and flames from the Carpenter 1 fire are seen along a ridgeline in the Spring Mountains range early on July 6, 2013 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Smoke billows from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range on July 5, 2013 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Hundreds Flee Growing Mount Charleston Fire
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Smoke billows from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range on July 5, 2013 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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