Just miles from the Las Vegas strip, the Carpenter One fire has been raging on for almost two weeks straight. It has scorched over 40 square miles of land already, even with over 1,000 firefighters on the scene trying to combat this massive fire.
After 12 days and nights, the fire is now about 44% contained. 6 structures have been destroyed by the inferno, but luckily nobody has be killed yet. The firefighters have done a great job at keeping the fire contained but it still rages on. It has even jumped the highway in one spot. Mother Nature supplied the most help yesterday as it rained almost a quarter of an inch in 24 hours. The cloud cover alone helped immensely as well, as the temperature dropped at least 20 degrees from when the fire started. Before the rain started the fire was only about 10% contained and now it is over 40%. However the rain has stopped and the clouds have blown away so hopefully the firefighters can keep the upper hand. Only time will tell when the fire will finally be stopped and how much damage will ultimately be done.