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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 Daily Update Aug. 1, 2021

Tamarack Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 8/1/2021

Tamarack Fire Update 

Sunday, August 1, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. 

Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team  

Dan Dallas, Incident Commander  

Information Phone: 775-434-8629 (public and media) 


Information Staffing Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Special notes: The media line will be deactivated today. Please use the contacts above for all inquiries. 

Current Situation: Firefighters added new containment in Division T yesterday. The fire is now 82% contained. Crews continue to patrol and respond to calls of smoke. For extra assurance that containment line will hold, firefighters suppress smoking areas when they’re near the fire perimeter. Some fuels will continue to burn and smoke inside the fire perimeter and do not pose a threat to the containment line. Smokes inside the lines may continue until a “season-ending” weather event brings substantial rain or snow to the fire area. 

Aircraft equipped with infrared (IR) sensing technology supports firefighters on the ground. IR is a heat detection system used for mapping and hotspot identification. Maps and heat detection guide incident personnel on where to concentrate resources while crews work to hold and improve the containment lines. 

The suppression repair group used excavators to fix dozer line near Spring Valley and Woodfords yesterday, and finished chipping along SR 89. A hand crew repaired hand line near Markleeville. An excavator will continue working today near Spring Valley and chipping operations will continue on the north part of Leviathan Road. 

Branch I: Divisions K and O – The north and east edges of the fire are contained and in patrol status. Crews addressed hot spots on the east side of Division K.  

Branch II: Division Q and T – With containment complete in Division Q, crews will patrol today. In the southwest part of Division T, firefighters fully contained the line between Indian Creek Road and the east fork of Indian Creek. 

Division A – Two wildland fire modules remain in this steep, rocky terrain. Yesterday, they put out one hot spot near the fire perimeter. Due to extremely rugged terrain and minimal fire activity, use of natural barriers and limited fuels will serve to prevent fire spread and potential.  This will maximize firefighter safety. 

Weather and Fuel Conditions: Storms brought rain and hail to the southern portion of the fire area. Fine fuels, like grasses, are recovering moisture overnight. Heavy fuels, like logs, will continue to burn, despite the rain. The outlook for today is more storms and rain. Monday and the rest of the week are forecast to return to dry and windy conditions.  

Closures, and Fire Restrictions: For closures and fire restrictions on National Forest lands visit Grover Hot Springs State Park and Indian Creek Reservoir Campground remain closed to the public. 

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