Skip to main content

Tamarack Fire

Unit Information

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

USFS Shield

Tamarack Fire Daily Update Aug. 18, 2021

Tamarack Fire Wildfire
News – 8/18/2021

 Tamarack Fire Update

Wednesday, August 18, 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, Thornburg Canyon and Indian Creek Res. areas. Crews continue to make progress in DIV A as well as patrol DIV K, O and Q.   The Tamarack Fire’s resources will continue 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. Hazard Tree Mitigation in Indian Creek Res. area will continue today. Residents along Airport rd. are advised to watch for heavy equipment and truck traffic in the area.

  Divisions K, O and Q – Divisions K, O and Q continue to be in patrol status. DIV Q has been supported by a spike camp just west of Monitor Pass that will be dismantled today. Two engines 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 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. The Wildland Fire Module will remain in the wilderness area for the foreseeable future.
Weather and Fuel Conditions - Smoke and haze will continue today. The predicted high is 74-78 degrees, with relative humidity 15-20%. Fuels remain extremely dry.    Closures, and Fire Restrictions - All public lands are closed within the fire’s perimeter, for more information visit: Tamarack Fire Statistics:  Size: 68,637 acres   Containment: 82%  Total Personnel: 283  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: