LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Hundreds of residents on Mount Charleston have power following a planned outage to reduce the risk of fire.
NV Energy shut off the power to 470 customers around 2 a.m. and restored it around 10:40 a.m. Thursday morning. This is the second outage in recent weeks.
There were strong winds on the mountain overnight and shutting off the power reduces the risk of things being blown into the power lines and starting a fire.
NV Energy is holding an open house to discuss its Safety Outage Management Plan and Natural Disaster Protection Plan with customers who live on Mount Charleston. The plans are designed to protect people and the environment from wildfires and other natural disasters.
The Carpenter 1 Fire in 2013 consumed nearly 28,000 acres on Mount Charleston, caused road closures and evacuations.
The meeting is Thursday, June 10 at 6 p.m. at The Retreat at Charleston Peak, 2755 Kyle Canyon Rd., Mt. Charleston, NV 89124.