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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.

Douglas County Sheriff Announces Potential for Evacuations.

Tamarack Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 7/20/2021


Minden, NV- Douglas County is asking the following communities to be on the alert and start preparing for potential evacuations.  Evacuations HAVE NOT BEEN ISSUED AT THIS TIME, in Douglas County, however there is potential for the Tamarack Fire to reach the following communities.

  • Fredricksburg Rd.
  • Foothill to Centerville Rd.
  • Holbrook
  • Double Spring
  • Ruhenstroth
  • Leviathan Mine
  • Pineview Estates
  • China Springs

We are asking residents to stay vigilant, pay attention to emergency phone alerts, and have a plan in place for evacuations. In addition, plan for power outages and road closures in the area. Have a transportation plan for animals and livestock. Think about fuel, medications, keepsakes, and groceries you might need. Think about your loved ones on oxygen or anyone who may need assistance leaving their home.

Should evacuations occur, you will receive an emergency alert notification on your phone, and be asked to leave your home by emergency responders. If you do not have a cell phone or landline, please keep in contact with friends, neighbors and family.

Evacuation Sites:

Douglas County Community and Senior Center (PET FRIENDLY)

1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Douglas County Fairgrounds (LIVESTOCK FRIENDLY)

Pinenut Rd., Gardnerville, NV 89410

Information about the Tamarack Fire can still be received here:

Inciweb: incident/7674/

Facebook: tamarackfireinfo/

Facebook: Douglascountynv

Twitter: @HumboldtToiyabe #TamarackFire

Fire Information Number: 775-446-5438

This situation continues to evolve, please check the website and respond to emergency personnel accordingly


Melissa Blosser

Community Relations and Public Information Manager

Douglas County, Nevada

1594 Esmeralda Ave.

Minden, NV 89423

Cell: 775-781-6886

Office: 775-782-9821


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