Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Tamarack
FIRE
68,637.0
acres
20.3 mi
SSE of South Lake Tahoe, CA
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
15 mins, 1 sec ago
Incident #:
2021-CAHTF-030419
Fire Start:
Sunday, July 4, 2021 11:57 AM PDT
Dispatch Notes:
Controlled

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Tamarack Fire

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Declares Tamarack Fire 100 Percent Contained and Controlled

The Tamarack Fire on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District near Markleeville, California, has been declared 100 percent controlled. The fire reached this milestone after steady precipitation over the weekend provided much needed moisture to the fire area.

The fire was reported on July 4, 2021 and burned 68,637 acres. Approximately 82 percent of the Tamarack Fire had been contained since late August. The remaining 18 percent was in extremely rugged terrain and being actively managed for confinement using natural barriers until a season ending weather event occurred. Repair and rehabilitation work related to the Tamarack Fire will continue for quite a while.

 The Tamarack Fire Area Closure expires on Oct. 31, and though this will increase recreational opportunities, caution in the burned area is still advised. Posing no threat to containment, the public might still see smoke occasionally from large diameter trees and stump holes smoldering in the fire area. Other dangers include fire weakened hazard trees and loose rocks and debris on steep slopes. Sedimentation flows and increased runoff will pose a threat as well. It is important to note and heed signage warning of potential hazards.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Sunday, July 4, 2021 4:00 PM PDT
Location:
16 Miles south of Gardnerville, NV
Coordinates:
38.628, -119.857
Size (Acres):
68,637
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Chaparral (6 feet)
Timber (Litter and Understory)

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Erica Hupp, Public Affairs Staff Officer
Phone: 775-771-4777
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431

Dispatch Contact

Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center | Minden, NV
775-883-5995
http://sierra-front.net/