Fire at Mt. Charleston's Cathedral Rock. (Courtesy: Bryan Hollingsworth)
MT. CHARLESON (FOX5) -
The Nevada Highway Patrol has shut down State Route 156, also known as Lee Canyon Road, and State Route 157, known as Kyle Canyon Road, because of a fire.
The roads are closed at U.S. 95. The NHP said that the fire is in the area of Lee Canyon Road. Police have evacuated some residents in the area and visitors were sent down the mountain as a precaution.
The fire is the Carpenter 1 fire, the same wildfire that has been scorching the Pahrump side of the mountain since Monday.
Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort was evacuated and closed. There is no word yet on when it will re-open.
The fire, along with smoke from fireworks and other regional fires, prompted Clark County air quality officials to post an alert for unhealthful air quality conditions on Thursday evening.
The people who run Bonnie Springs Ranch are offering to help those who have been evacuated. You may leave your horse or other large animals with them free of charge. For information, call 702-875-4400.
As of Thursday evening, the fire has spread to approximately 2,000 acres and is zero percent contained. The American Red Cross has set up shelters on both sides of the mountain, one at James Bilbray Elementary on the east side and the other at Hafen Elementary on the Pahrump side.
Stay with FOX5 for updates on this developing story.
Copyright 2013 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Mandatory evacuations ordered in wildfire at Mt. CharlestonMore>>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-03-11 13:00:39 GMT
A man has been arrested in connection with the 2012 beating death of a 70-year-old man in New Britain, police said.Alexis Rodriguez, 32, was identified as the suspect in the murder of James Joseph, Sr.,More >
A man has been arrested in connection with the 2012 beating death of a 70-year-old man in New Britain, police said.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-03-11 12:28:24 GMT
A Hartford police sergeant was in the hot seat following a high speed chase that was caught on camera. A few weeks ago, Sgt. Eric Smith barreled through a red light on a city street, hit speeds of 80 milesMore >
A Hartford police sergeant was in the hot seat following a high speed chase that was caught on camera.More >
Monday, March 10 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-03-10 22:49:18 GMT
One of the two men accused in a deadly Cheshire home invasion in 2007 was found "unresponsive" in his cell Monday morning.Steven Hayes, who was convicted in a 2007 attack in which Jennifer Hawke-PetitMore >
One of the two men accused in a deadly Cheshire home invasion in 2007 was found "unresponsive" in his cell Monday morning.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-03-11 16:13:37 GMT
Firefighters in West Haven are on the scene of an early morning fire. Officials said the fire was called in at 89 Coleman Street shortly after 4:30 a.m. There is no word on if anyone has been injured. WFSBMore >
Officials said a couple and their grown daughter were killed in an early morning fire Tuesday at a West Haven condominium complex.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-03-11 11:51:06 GMT
Health officials are investigating two cases of measles in Fairfield County and now, schools are warning parents about the disease.An adult, whose age was not provided, and an infant got the measles, accordingMore >
Health officials are investigating two cases of measles in Fairfield County, and now schools are warning parents about the disease.More >
Monday, March 10 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-03-10 13:25:30 GMT
Patients and doctors said they were worried that their personal information was exposed after someone found medical records from a lab in Newington.Therese Carey said she was surprised when EyewitnessMore >
Patients and doctors said they were worried that their personal information was exposed after someone found medical records from a lab in Newington.More >
Monday, March 10 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-03-10 21:12:44 GMT
State police are investigating a medical incident in Lebanon Monday morning. Officers were called to a scene on Smith Road around 8:50 a.m. The incident remains under investigation by state police andMore >
State police are investigating after two people were found dead in a motor vehicle in Lebanon Monday morning.More >