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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. 19, 2021

Tamarack Fire Wildfire
News – 8/19/2021

  Tamarack Fire Update

Thursday, August 19, 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: 2021.tamarack@firenet.gov Information Staffing Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Current Situation - Yesterday, the West suppression repair group completed Hazard Tree Mitigation in the Pleasant Valley area. DIV Q spike camp was completely dismantled and the hand crew that it was supporting was demobilized.   Divisions K, O and Q - One engine will continue to patrol these divisions. Division A – Two hand crews and a Wildland Fire Module continue to mop-up in the Mokelumne Wilderness area. The crews continued to be supported by a helicopter for both water drops and supplies. The Wildland Fire Module will remain in the wilderness area for the foreseeable future.   West Suppression Repair Group – Continue Hazard Tree Mitigation in the Thornburg Canyon and Indian Creek Reservoir areas. The Pleasant Valley area will be finished chipping today and resources removed. Weather and Fuel Conditions – Sunny, with predicted highs of 67-83 degrees, with relative humidity 18%. Winds from the Northeast 5-10 mph, with gusts 20-25 mph. Fuels remain extremely dry.    Closures and Fire Restrictions – Airport rd., leading to Indian Creek res., is closed due to Hazard Tree Mitigation along the road   All public lands are closed within the fire’s perimeter, for more information visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/htnf/alerts-notices. https://www: .blm.gov/office/carson-city-district-office Tamarack Fire Statistics:  Size: 68,637 acres   Containment: 82%  Total Personnel: 265  Location: Markleeville, CA  Reported: July 4, 2021  Cause: Lightning      For More Information: Public and media information phone: 775-434-8629 Public and media email: 2021.tamarack@firenet.gov InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7674/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/tamarackfireinfo Twitter: https://twitter.com/tamarack_fire YouTube: https://bit.ly/TamarackVideo Air Now: https://fire.airnow.gov/#

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