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Hundreds Flee As Massive Mountain Fire Near Vegas Burns 6 Ranch Structures

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A massive mountain wildfire that cast a smoky pall over Las Vegas on Wednesday destroyed six structures at a desert ranch and left two people in the firefighting force with minor injuries, officials said. One of the buildings that burned in the Carpenter 1 fire was a commercial structure at Prospect Springs, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Suzanne Shelp said. She didn't know if any homes were among the buildings destroyed on the ranch several miles from woodsy Mount Charleston hamlets where crews were protecting more than 400 homes, a canyon hotel and a scenic alpine lodge and cabins. See photos from the scene courtesy of Getty Images.

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