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Tamarack Fire update: 27% contained (video)


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 Friday declared a state of emergency in Douglas County in response to the ongoing Tamarack Fire.  The declaration ensures government resources are 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, local government agencies, and nonprofit entities who continue to go above and beyond to assist our community during these trying times,” Sisolak said. “Now, more than ever we must stand united and use all our available resources to combat this growing threat in order to help our fellow Nevadans receive the aid they need.”  

Douglas County 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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