Tamarack Fire Burns Several Homes in Alpine County, Calif.
Updated 7/27/21: KCRA NBC 3 issued a report offering the latest on the Tamarack Fire, which has spread from Alpine County, Calif., into Douglas County, Nev.
Approximate impacted areas:
– Alpine Village (Alpine County, 96120)
– Markleeville (Alpine County, 96120)
– Mesa Vista (Alpine County, 96120)
– Woodfords (Alpine County, 96120)
*Mostly contained in Washoe Ranches Trust Land (Douglas County)
– Double Spring (Douglas County, 89410)
– Gardnerville (Douglas County, 89410)
Updated 7/23/21: California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for four counties due to continued wildfire activity.
July 20, 2021
Source: KCRA NBC 3
NOTE: This has NOT yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
More evacuation orders were issued this week for the Markleeville area and communities to the south as the Tamarack Fire burning in Alpine County continues to grow with no containment.
The fire, which was started by lightning, charred an estimated 39,045 acres as of Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
More than 1,000 personnel from different parts of the country are helping battle the blaze, and deputies were alerting people about additional evacuations Monday.
Tamarack Fire outlook
The Tamarack Fire began on July 4 but exploded in size after a windy Friday later in the month.
As of Tuesday morning, the northeast section of the fire was considered a high priority, said Pat Seekins, operations section chief, in a video briefing.
“There was a lot of significant fire movement and growth (Monday) to the northeast,” he said. The goal is to keep the fire west of an area creek and protect homes to the east.
On the west side of the fire, things were active into the night, burning west of State Route 89 and south of State Route 88.
“This is another high priority area of the fire,” the Forest Service said in its Tuesday update.
Tamarack Fire evacuation info
The area of Markleeville and communities to the south remained under mandatory evacuation orders. These areas include:
- Grover Hot Springs and campground area
- Shay Creek
- Marklee Village
- Alpine Village
- East Fork Resort
- The community of Hung A Lel Ti
- Blue Lakes Road
- Mesa Vista
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