July 9, 2013 |
The wildfire raging in the Spring Mountains, a popular recreational area northwest of Las Vegas, grew to 19,800 acres Tuesday afternoon, although air quality in the Las Vegas Valley has not worsened, officials said. An air quality advisory remains in effect through Sunday. At-risk individuals, such as children, the elderly and people with respiratory ailments, are urged to stay indoors. The fire, dubbed Carpenter 1, has grown about 30% since Monday, when it had consumed 15,200 acres.