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Clark County Fire preparing Mt. Charleston residents for fire season
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Clark County Fire preparing Mt. Charleston residents for fire season

Recent fires near San Diego and last year's Carpenter 1 Fire on Mt. Charleston are a reminder of just how dangerous wildfire season is in the western United States.

The Clark County Fire Department is hosting some events over the next few weeks to remind people about the dangers of wildfires and how to protect themselves and their property.

The Living with Fire community preparedness event will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Resort at Mount Charleston, 2275 Kyle Canyon Road.

Representatives from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Division of Forestry and other state agencies as well as Clark County Fire will be there to talk to community members about being prepared for fire season.

Next month, the fire department will host the annual Mt. Charleston Pine Needle Pickup and Barbecue.

The cleanup effort will start at 7 a.m. June 7 in Old Town. It will be followed by a free barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clark County Volunteer Fire Station 81. The event is designed to help property owners create a safe space around their homes free of flammable materials that may have collected over the winter months.

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