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)
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.