Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Tamarack Fire Update
Sunday, August 22, 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: This is the last daily update from the Sierra Front Incident Management Team 1.
Today, the West suppression repair group will finish 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 throughout the day. Tomorrow, August 23, the Sierra Front Incident Management Type 3 Team 1 will be transferring command of the Tamarack Fire to a local Type 4 Incident Commander.
West Repair Group – Completing Hazard Tree Mitigation in the Thornburg Canyon and Indian Creek Reservoir areas.
Divisions K, O and Q – Two engines will continue to patrol these divisions.
Division A - One Wildland Fire Module will continue with confinement strategy in the Mokelumne Wilderness area. The module will continue to be supported by a helicopter for both water drops and supplies as needed. A 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 18%. Up-slope winds 3-7 mph in the morning becoming Southwest 9-14 mph in the afternoon. Gusts 20-25 mph possible after 3pm. 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.fs.usda.gov/alerts/htnf/alerts-notices. https://www: .blm.gov/office/carson-city-district-office
Tamarack Fire Statistics:Size: 68,637 acresContainment: 82%Total Personnel: 225Location: Markleeville, CAReported: July 4, 2021Cause: Lightning
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