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Tamarack Fire update: 27% contained (video)

By ThisIsReno

July 25 update

Fire officials today are reporting the Tamarack Fire has burned 67,000 aces and is 27%. An evacuation order for Douglas County has been lifted. The fire, 16 miles south of Gardnerville, was ignited by lightning July 4.

Officials said at that time it was being monitored and was no threat to the public or to structures.

Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (R) called for an investigation into how the fire was managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

July 23 update

Governor Steve Sisolak on Fridaydeclared a state of emergency in DouglasCountyin response to theongoingTamarack Fire.The declaration ensures government resourcesare available to assist as needed during the emergency.

“On behalf of the state of Nevada, I would like to thank all of our brave first responders, localgovernmentagencies,and nonprofit entities who continue to go above and beyond to assist our community duringthese trying times,”Sisolak said.“Now, more than everwe muststand unitedand use allouravailable resources to combat thisgrowing threatin order tohelpour fellow Nevadansreceivetheaidthey need.”

DouglasCounty yesterday issued a resolution declaring a local emergency due to the Tamarack Wildfire. The fire has burned more than 50,000 acres in Nevada and California, destroyed multiple structures and is threatening more than 2,700 homes in Douglas County.

The approximate areas burned by the Tamarack Fire. U.S. Forest Service image.
The approximate areas burned by the Tamarack Fire. U.S. Forest Service image.

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