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Thunderstorm in area cancels controlled burn to fight wildfire

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Updated: 7/04/2013 1:22 pm
PAHRUMP (KSNV MyNews3.com) – A thunderstorm in the area has forced the cancellation of today’s controlled burn at the Carpenter Canyon wildfire on the Spring Mountain Range.

Fire officials say there is dry lightning in the area because of the storm. Dry lightning was cited as the cause of the 1,200-acre fire that started around noon Monday.

Fire officials say airdrops will continue to battle the blaze, but if the winds increase to 45 mph, they will be forced to cancel that effort.

Residents near the affected area remain under a voluntary evacuation this afternoon as the fire shifted direction overnight.

Fire officials said the shift was unusual.

The fire is now within 1 mile of the homes. Type II firefighters have arrived on the scene and will take over operations at 6 p.m.
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