U.S. Forest Service

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)

Mulch For Mt. Charleston

The straw drop is to prevent storm runoff in the fire zone areas.


File photo of a wildfire. (Photo by Robyn Beck Getty Images)

Firefighters Lose Ground To 2 Big Wildfires

Two mountain wildfires raged Tuesday in Nevada, where firefighters worked to gain the upper hand on a blaze near Las Vegas that kept hundreds of people from their homes and another southwest of Reno that jumped in size a day earlier.


Cathedral Rock Group Picnic Area ( photo courtesy Mike Balen)

Cathedral Rock Picnic Area Reopens

(Las Vegas, NV)  Ten months ago officials with the Toiyabe National Forest began a facelift on the area designed to allow more people to enjoy the spectacular sights of Mt Charleston. The Cathedral Rock  Group […]


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With Fewer Firefighters, US Preparing For Another Bad Wildfire Year

Despite the slowest start to a wildfire season in a decade, the head of the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday his agency is preparing for another busy year, but with fewer firefighters.