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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. 21, 2021

Tamarack Fire Wildfire
News – 8/21/2021

Tamarack Fire Update
Saturday, August 21, 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: Today, the West suppression repair group will continue Hazard Tree Mitigation work in Thornburg Canyon and Indian Creek . Residents in the Markleeville area as well as along Hwy 89 will continue to see heavy truck traffic. 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 - Two Wildland Fire Modules will continue to mop-up in the Mokelumne Wilderness area. The modules 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 78 degrees, with relative humidity 23%. Southwest winds 7-8 mph becoming 15-20 mph with gusts to 30. 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. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will temporarily close California portions of the Carson Ranger District effective August 22, 2021, at 11:59 pm., for safety reasons due to extreme fire conditions. For more information visit: https://www:
 Tamarack Fire Statistics:Size: 68,637 acresContainment: 82%Total Personnel: 229Location: Markleeville, CAReported: July 4, 2021Cause: Lightning
 For More Information:Public and media information phone: 775-434-8629Public and media email: 2021.tamarack@firenet.govInciWeb: