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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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Incident Contacts

Erica Hupp, Public Affairs Staff Officer
Phone: 775-771-4777
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fire Information Line
Phone: 775-434-8629
Hours: Daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Media Information Line
Phone: 775-434-8110
Hours: Daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tamarack Fire AM Update - Sunday, July 18, 2021

Tamarack Fire Wildfire
News – 7/18/2021

 Tamarack Fire Update                                                                        

Carson Ranger District (Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM)

• Acres: 18,299

• Location: Markleeville, California

• Start Date: July 4, 2021

• Cause: Lightning

• Containment: 0%

• Personnel: 517

Current Activity: The fire is estimated to have grown to 18,299 acres and is still 0% contained. There is a red flag warning today from 11 AM through tomorrow at 11 AM. There are thunderstorms predicted today in the afternoon that may cause erratic winds in the fire area.

Today, firefighters will continue to actively suppress the fire where they can do so safely. Crews will be focusing on preserving life and property with point protection of structures and putting in containment lines where possible. Aviation resources are available to assist with water delivery when smoke conditions allow. The fire continues to impact the community of Markleeville and the surrounding areas.

Evacuations: The community of Markleeville, Grover Hot Springs and campground area, Shay Creek, Markleevillage, Alpine Village, Woodfords, East Fork Resort and the community of Hung A Lel Ti are under current evacuation.

Closures: Highway 89 is closed at the intersection of Highway 4 and 89. Highway 4 is currently open west of the Highway 89 and Highway 4 junction. Please slow down and drive with caution in the area as fire crews and equipment will continue to arrive throughout the day. Please refer to https://roads.dot.ca.gov/ for closure specifics.

The Pacific Crest Trail has been closed between Highway 88 and Highway 4. Fire officials are asking recreationists to please find areas away from the fire area for recreation opportunities.

Smoke: Active fire behavior and growth of the Tamarack Fire will continue to impact Carson Valley and surrounding areas by smoke and moderate ash fall throughout the day. Individuals with compromised respiratory systems are encouraged to limit outdoor exposure if possible.

Fire Information:

• Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4845

• Facebook: @HumboldtToiyabeNF #TamarackFire

• Twitter: @HumboldtToiyabe #TamarackFire

• Fire Information Number: 775-446-5438

Incident Management Team: Type 2 Great Basin Incident Team #3 (IC-Bollier) assumed command of the fire this morning, Sunday, July 18, at 6:00 AM.