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Tamarack Fire

Unit Information

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431

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Map of the Tamarack Fire Aug. 20, 2021Image options: [ Full Size ]

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Declares Tamarack Fire 100 Percent Contained and Controlled

The Tamarack Fire on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District near Markleeville, California, has been declared 100 percent controlled. The fire reached this milestone after steady precipitation over the weekend provided much needed moisture to the fire area.

The fire was reported on July 4, 2021 and burned 68,637 acres. Approximately 82 percent of the Tamarack Fire had been contained since late August. The remaining 18 percent was in extremely rugged terrain and being actively managed for confinement using natural barriers until a season ending weather event occurred. Repair and rehabilitation work related to the Tamarack Fire will continue for quite a while.

 The Tamarack Fire Area Closure expires on Oct. 31, and though this will increase recreational opportunities, caution in the burned area is still advised. Posing no threat to containment, the public might still see smoke occasionally from large diameter trees and stump holes smoldering in the fire area. Other dangers include fire weakened hazard trees and loose rocks and debris on steep slopes. Sedimentation flows and increased runoff will pose a threat as well. It is important to note and heed signage warning of potential hazards.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday July 04th, 2021 approx. 04:00 PM
Location16 Miles south of Gardnerville, NV
Coordinates38.628 latitude, -119.857 longitude

Current Situation

Size68,637 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Chaparral (6 feet)

Timber (Litter and Understory)


Projected Incident Activity