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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2021 11:36 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/21/2021 11:36 AM
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The Tamarack Fire Burned Into Nevada Last Night. Wednesday AM Update & Summary

Markleeville, CA...Current Situation: Last night, the Tamarack Fire crossed the state line a short distance into Douglas County, Nevada. It remains west of Hwy 395. The fire is approximately 40,000 acres and is 0% contained. Over 1,200 personnel are working on the fire and more resources are on order. Voluntary evacuations were issued for all residents in Leviathan Mine Rd. west of Hwy 395 and Holbrook Junction areas last night. Residents can utilize the Topaz Ranch Estates (TRE) Community Center as an evacuation site. Active fire behavior continued in areas where fire has been established. Firefighting operations are continuing throughout the night. Night operations include firing operations, when conditions are right, and structure protection.





Public and firefighter safety is our highest priority. As firefighters are working along the highways and roads, we ask for your patience and request the public to limit travel to give the firefighters safe space to work.
Branch I: Division O is a high priority and will see active fire. Last night, the fire crossed the Leviathan Mine Road and did cross into Nevada. The fire is approximately 3 miles west of Hwy 395. Crews worked off Hwy 395 building dozer and hand line with the goal of keeping the fire west of the highway. NV Energy will have crews with masticators working to protect the powerlines. Structure protection continues to focus on assessment and preparation. In Division K, crews continued mop up activities, improving dozer and hand lines, working to secure the fireline. Today, resources will continue to construct indirect line between Leviathan Road and the East Fork Carson River to create a barrier between the main fire and Hwy 395. Fire activity is expected to pick up this afternoon due to continued hot, dry weather.

The full Update is below

Tamarack Fire Update
Wednesday July 21, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.
Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team
Dan Dallas, Incident Commander
Information Phones: 775-434-8629 (public), 775-434-8110 (media only)
Email: 2021.tamarack@firenet.gov
Information Staffing Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Special Note: The Rocky Mountain Area Type 1 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire yesterday at 6:00 am. A public fire information briefing was held last night, it may be viewed at www.facebook.com/tamarackfireinfo under videos or on https://bit.ly/TamarackVideo.
Current Situation:

Last night, the Tamarack Fire crossed the state line a short distance into Douglas County, Nevada. It remains west of Hwy 395. The fire is approximately 40,000 acres and is 0% contained. Over 1,200 personnel are working on the fire and more resources are on order. Voluntary evacuations were issued for all residents in Leviathan Mine Rd. west of Hwy 395 and Holbrook Junction areas last night. Residents can utilize the Topaz Ranch Estates (TRE) Community Center as an evacuation site. Active fire behavior continued in areas where fire has been established. Firefighting operations are continuing throughout the night. Night operations include firing operations, when conditions are right, and structure protection.

Public and firefighter safety is our highest priority. As firefighters are working along the highways and roads, we ask for your patience and request the public to limit travel to give the firefighters safe space to work.
Branch I: Division O is a high priority and will see active fire. Last night, the fire crossed the Leviathan Mine Road and did cross into Nevada. The fire is approximately 3 miles west of Hwy 395. Crews worked off Hwy 395 building dozer and hand line with the goal of keeping the fire west of the highway. NV Energy will have crews with masticators working to protect the powerlines. Structure protection continues to focus on assessment and preparation. In Division K, crews continued mop up activities, improving dozer and hand lines, working to secure the fireline. Today, resources will continue to construct indirect line between Leviathan Road and the East Fork Carson River to create a barrier between the main fire and Hwy 395. Fire activity is expected to pick up this afternoon due to continued hot, dry weather.

Branch II: In the southeastern portion of the fire, in Divisions T and Z, fire behavior increased in the afternoon. The Division Supervisor and Branch Director continued to scout the area, assessing options for indirect and direct fireline construction. As additional resources arrive, crews will begin to construct fireline in the area.

Branch III: Division F, the northwest side of the fire, is another high priority area. Yesterday, there was active fire in the heavy fuels mainly due to slope alignment. Crews were putting in hand and dozer line near Hwy 88 to hold the fire south of the highway. Today, crews will strengthen the dozer line above Zelmer Road to the Carson River. A portion of Hwy 88 has been closed due to heavy fire traffic and firefighters working in the area. Hwy 89 continues to be closed throughout the fire area. Structure protection will continue to provide point protection as needed in Sierra Pines, Woodfords, Mesa Vista, Markleeville and Grover Hot Springs, along with other structures in the division.

Weather & Fuel Conditions:
Dry southwest airflow continues over the region. Unstable conditions remain with a HAINES of 5 this afternoon. The Haines index is used to indicate the potential for wildfire growth by measuring the stability and dryness of the air over a fire. The warming and drying trend continues through the week with breezy afternoon and evening “Zephyr” winds. The winds will be the driver of the fire with wind gusts of 22-25 mph predicted for today. Fuels remain very dry and fire behavior will continue to be aggressive, with potential for high rates of fire spread. Temperatures will be warmer, 78–88 degrees, and humidity will be drier at 10 – 20%.

Evacuations, Closures, and Fire Restrictions: For the latest information about pre-evacuation or evacuation notices, visit: https://www.alpinecountyca.gov/AlertCenter.aspx...

For the latest on area, road, and trail closures and fire restrictions on National Forest lands, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/htnf/alerts-1069notices/... .

Temporary Flight Restriction (TRF): A TFR is in place over the Tamarack Fire. Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If you fly, we can’t. Whenever a drone is spotted near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we can be sure the drone is clear of the area. For more information, visit http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.

Tamarack Fire Statistics:
Size: 39,045 acres*
Containment: 0%
Total Personnel: 1,219
Location: Markleeville, CA
Reported: July 4, 2021
Cause: Lightning
* Acreage has fluctuated as better mapping is being established. The acreage will be updated to reflect current acres on Inciweb and FB.

For More Information:
Public Information Phone: 775-434-8629
Public email: 2021.tamarack@firenet.gov
Media Phone: 775-434-8110
Media email: mediatamarack@gmail.com
InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7674/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tamarackfireinfo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tamarack_fire
Youtube: https://bit.ly/TamarackVideo


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Posted on: 2021-07-21 12:05:58   By: Anonymous
 
Did someone say “we have a fire?” Yes we do and it’s 40,000 acres. Can we get suppression? No, not right now everyone is busy doing important matters! Now, that makes a lot of sense to the pencil pushers.

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    Posted on: 2021-07-21 13:29:18   By: Anonymous
     
    This is Sloppy Joe's fault. His administration thinks that Facebook is more important than Forest Fires and management.

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      Posted on: 2021-07-21 13:38:54   By: Anonymous
       
      Sloppy Joe is busy trying to get Kamala Harris back on her feet! True! Anyone that voted for these two should get a reality check! Nothing to do with this fire but, more is on the way! Good luck Americans!!

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        Posted on: 2021-07-21 14:42:47   By: Anonymous
         
        Nevada show USFS how it's done putting out fires.

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          Posted on: 2021-07-21 16:39:11   By: Anonymous
           
          Four helicopters on it now on the northeastern side. Two are the Sikorsky big boys! Get it contained soon. To much lost time here!

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            Posted on: 2021-07-21 16:58:40   By: Anonymous
             
            Looks like the USFS is going “DIXIE” on this one. Perhaps mini Dixie would be better for safety’s sake.

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        Posted on: 2021-07-21 19:09:26   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump was blaming obama two years into his presidency and the redneck hicks believed him. Biden has only been in office 6 months.

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          Re: /\ Trump was...
          Posted on: 2021-07-21 21:36:32   By: Anonymous
           
          I would just like to commend all those brave people out there trying to put this fire out-whether they're volunteers (such as CERT and CADS etc.), county, state, or federal personnel. thank you for your dedication, SRS.

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            Re: /\ Trump was...
            Posted on: 2021-07-21 22:51:39   By: Anonymous
             
            Go back to your hole troll.

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              Re: /\ Trump was...
              Posted on: 2021-07-22 00:40:30   By: Anonymous
               
              Someone should not be calling someone else names. The only thing SRS says that seems to irk a certain demographic, pertains to his stance on commercial weed. The thing is, he is right most of the time and has walked the path. Don’t like that he isn’t smiles and hugs about the environmental, health, and safety costs to all of us with this misfired and misguided county experiment? Too bad. He couldn’t care less if you want to smoke yourself into a stupor. It’s the commercial crap you and some BOS members falsely pushed. Stop lying.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-07-21 20:13:49   By: Anonymous
 
This little fire is all grown up. This evening 43,900 acres have burned. The fire is well into Nevada and mixed reports are saying it has jumped across Highway 395. Still zero (0) containment.

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