Firefighters who battled the Carpenter 1 wildfire received a special thanks from nearby residents.
Fire officials reported 95 percent containment Monday of the more than 43.5-square-mile Carpenter 1 fire.
Crews fighting the Carpenter 1 wildfire are getting a handle on the blaze, but full containment is not expected for some time.
Residents of evacuated canyon areas are beginning to return home.
Figures Thursday show the Carpenter 1 fire has grown to 28,000 acres.
Firefighters gained ground in some areas, but lost it in others on Monday as they battled a vast wildfire west of Las Vegas.
Firefighters are struggling to gain the upper hand on major wildfires in both ends of Nevada.