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Tamarack Fire

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

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Tamarack Fire Daily Update Aug. 16, 2021

Tamarack Fire Wildfire
News – 8/16/2021

  Tamarack Fire Update

Monday, August 16, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. Sierra Front Type 3 Incident Management Team 1 Scott Stephenson, Incident Commander Information Phone: 775-434-8629 (public and media) Email: Information Staffing Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.   Current Situation: Yesterday, the west suppression repair group continued with Hazard Tree Mitigation in the Pleasant Valley and Thornburg Canyon area. Crews continued to make progress in Div A as well as patrol Div K, O and Q.   Due to the recent and projected thunderstorm activity, the Tamarack Fire’s resources will be assisting local jurisdictions with initial attack on any new fire starts.   West Repair Group- The west repair group will continue with Hazard Tree Mitigation in the Pleasant Valley and Thornburg Canyon area. Residents in the Markleeville area will continue to see increased vehicle and truck traffic throughout the week.
Divisions K, O, and Q – Divisions K, O, and Q are in put patrol status. Div Q continues to be supported by a spike camp just west of Monitor Pass. Two engines and one hand crew will continue to patrol these divisions and mop-up any hotspots they come across. Division A – Two hand crews and a wildland fire module continue to mop-up in the Mokelumne Wilderness Area. Because of the extremely steep, rugged terrain and the lack of fire movement, firefighters are using a suppression strategy of confinement in this area. The crews are being supported by helicopters for both water drops and supplies. They will maintain their positions in the wilderness area for the foreseeable future or until a season ending moisture event takes place.
Weather and Fuel Conditions: A fire weather watch is in affect today through Tuesday evening due to high temps and gusty winds forecasted. Smoke and haze will continue today, with the possibility of isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. The predicted high is 90-93 degrees, with relative humidity 13-18%. Fuels remain extremely dry.    Closures, and Fire Restrictions: For closures and fire restrictions on National Forest lands, visit:
Tamarack Fire Statistics: Size: 68,637 acres Containment: 82% Total Personnel: 361 Location: Markleeville, CA Reported: July 4, 2021 Cause: Lightning   For More Information: Public and media information phone: 775-434-8629 Public and media email: InciWeb: Facebook: Twitter: YouTube: Air Now: