Smoke Billows From 5,000-Acre Fire Near Las Vegas

A fire that started on Mount Charleston, about 40 miles west of Las Vegas, on Sunday, June 28, had grown to around 5,000 acres by the early hours of Monday, incident information said.

The Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest Service said the Mahogany wildfire was 0 percent contained and that evacuation orders were in place for Lee Canyon.

The National Weather Service said that the fire spread rapidly “due to increasing downslope winds” and warned drivers to “use caution” due to the smoke plumes.

This footage, filmed at a nearby hotel, shows the smoke rising over Mount Charleston on June 28. Credit: Jennifer Shydler via Storyful