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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. 20, 2021

Tamarack Fire Wildfire
News – 8/20/2021

Tamarack Fire Update

Friday, August 20, 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)
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. Residents in the Markleeville area as well as along Hwy 89 will continue to see heavy truck traffic. DIV Q spike camp was completely dismantled and the hand crew that it was supporting was demobilized. On Monday August 23, Sierra Front Incident Management Team 1 will be transferring command of the Tamarack Fire to a local Type 4 organization.
West Repair Group - Continue Hazard Tree Mitigation in the Thornburg Canyon and Indian Creek Reservoir areas.
Divisions K, O and Q – One engine will continue to patrol these divisions.
Division A - A Wildland Fire Module will continue to mop-up in the Mokelumne Wilderness area. The module will continue 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.
Weather and Fuel Conditions: Sunny, with predicted high around 82 degrees, with relative humidity 19%. Upslope winds 3-7 mph becoming southwest 9 14 mph late in the afternoon. Fuels remain extremely dry.
Closures, and Fire Restrictions: – Airport road, leading to Indian Creek reservoir, 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:  
Tamarack Fire Statistics: Size: 68,637 acres Containment: 82% Total Personnel: 262 Location: Markleeville, CA Reported: July 4, 2021 Cause: Lightning