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September 17, 2014

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James Hurja, a United States Forest Service soil scientist and burn response coordinator for Mount Charleston; Randy Swick, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area manager, and Ron Bollier, USFS fire management officer, look over burned juniper and pinyon pine trees near Harris Springs Road on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, on Mount Charleston. The mountain is showing signs of recovery about one year after the Carpenter 1 Fire that scorched nearly 28,000 acres in 2013.

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James Hurja, a United States Forest Service soil scientist and burn response coordinator for Mount Charleston; Randy Swick, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area manager, and Ron Bollier, USFS fire management officer, look over burned juniper and pinyon pine trees near Harris Springs Road on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, on Mount Charleston. The mountain is showing signs of recovery about one year after the Carpenter 1 Fire that scorched nearly 28,000 acres in 2013.