Tamarack Fire Daily Update, Sunday, July 25, 2021, 66,744 Acres, 27% Contained, 1,557 Fire Personnel

Tamarack Fire Daily Update, Sunday, July 25, 2021, 66,744 Acres, 27% Contained, 1,557 Fire Personnel

Markleeville, CA…Special Notes: Smoke from the Dixie Fire has moved into the area and will affect visibility and air quality throughout the weekend. Air Operations may be impacted. Air quality may be unhealthy for those who are sensitive to smoke. Current Situation: Containment of the Tamarack Fire has jumped to 27% today. This follows a […]

Douglas County Declares State of Emergency Due to the Tamarack Fire

Douglas County Declares State of Emergency Due to the Tamarack Fire

Minden, NV…The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has declared a State of Emergency as a precautionary action due to the Tamarack Fire burning in parts of Alpine County, California, Lyon County, Nevada and Douglas County, Nevada. The declaration will be submitted to the State of Nevada and will allow regional partners to speed up the […]

Tamarack Fire US 395 Access and Escorts by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Tamarack Fire US 395 Access and Escorts by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Minden, NV…Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is providing escorts for the public through the US Highway 395 road closure from China Springs Road to the Nevada/California Stateline on Highway 395. This road is subject to full closure at anytime. These escorts allow the public the ability to go north or south between Gardnerville, SR 208, and […]

The Tamarack Fire Burned Into Nevada Last Night. Wednesday AM Update & Summary

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 […]

Tamarack Fire Triggers Voluntary Evacuation Orders for Leviathan Mine Rd. and Holbrook Junction Areas

Tamarack Fire Triggers Voluntary Evacuation Orders for Leviathan Mine Rd. and Holbrook Junction Areas

Minden, NV…Voluntary evacuations have been issued for all residents in Leviathan Mine Rd. and Holbrook Junction areas. All residents can utilize the Topaz Ranch Estates (TRE) Community Center as an evacuation site. Emergency warnings are being sent to cell phones followed by emergency personnel. The evacuation location for livestock: The Carson City Fairgrounds/Fuji Park. The […]

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Transforms Patrol Car to Promote the Autism Recognition Alert Program

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Transforms Patrol Car to Promote the Autism Recognition Alert Program

Minden, NV…In honor of Autism Awareness month, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is proud to display a newly wrapped vehicle with vinyl decals to increase awareness throughout the community surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder and bring attention to their Autism Recognition Alert Program. For the second year, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has wrapped a patrol […]

Governor Sisolak Announces Extension to State Residential Eviction Moratorium

Governor Sisolak Announces Extension to State Residential Eviction Moratorium

Carson City, NV…Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced a two-month extension to the State’s eviction moratorium, which was originally set to expire tomorrow. The CDC announced the extension of the federal evictions moratorium yesterday. The goal of the State extension is to allow for the counties and courts to offer faster help in the forms […]

Slink Fire Grows to 14,200 Acres & 10% Containment. Forest Service Closes Roads in Fire Area.

Slink Fire Grows to 14,200 Acres & 10% Containment.  Forest Service Closes Roads in Fire Area.

Bridgeport, CA. September 3, 2020– The Slink Fire continues to have active surface fire behavior due to hotter, drier weather conditions and available fuel. This fire is burning west of Antelope Valley and into the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Firefighters will use tactics to fully suppress the fire. A Closure Order has been put in place by […]

Slink Fire Grows to 11,000 Acres, Evacuations Lifted, Hwy 395 Reopens & Smoke Output Drops

Slink Fire Grows to 11,000 Acres, Evacuations Lifted, Hwy 395 Reopens & Smoke Output Drops

Coleville, CA…The Slink Fire was reported on August 29th at 6 p.m. in the Slinkard Valley southwest of Topaz Lake. It is burning in pinyon juniper, sage and grass and was a result of recent lightning in the area. September 1st, 2020– The Slink Fire behavior moderated today and hard work by firefighters has increased […]

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