Great Progress has been made on the Tamarack Fire near Markleville Ca. Now over 27% contained and today at 6:00 am they opened Hwy 395 to traffic both directions.
Travelers which have been detoured through Yerington and into Carson City or Reno can now drive through HWY 395 both North and South Bound.
Late last night they also announced that all Evacuations from Markleville and and surrounding communities were being lifted by today. So home owners could make there way home.
ALPINE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS REMOVED THE MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS EFFECTIVE AT 2 PM TODAY 7/25/2021. ACCESS WILL BE THROUGH HIGHWAY 88 FROM GARDNERVILLE:
1. HUNG-A-LEL-TI – ORDER REMOVED 7/23/2021
2. MESA VISTA – ORDER REMOVED 7/24/2021
3. DIAMOND VALLEY ROAD
4. CARSON RIVER ROAD
6. ALPINE VILLAGE
8. MARKLEE VILLAGE
9. SHAY CREEK
10. GROVER HOT SPRINGS & CAMPGROUND
11. EAST FORK RESORT
12. CRYSTAL SPRINGS
13. DOUGLAS WAY
14. WYLDER RESORTMANDATORY
EVACUATIONS STILL IN PLACE FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
1. BLUE LAKES ROAD
2. UPPER & LOWER BLUE LAKES CAMPGROUNDS
3. STATE ROUTE 4 CORRIDOR FROM JUNCTION SR 89 TO EBBETTS
RESIDENTS MUST HAVE PROOF OF RESIDENCE (ID OR UTILITY BILL) WITH THE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS TO BYPASS THE HIGHWAY 88 ROAD CLOSURE.
HIGHWAY 88 WILL REMAIN CLOSED AND ONLY RESIDENTS FROM THE REPOPULATED AREAS MAY ENTER. RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN RE-ENTERING THE AREA AND IT IS ADVISED NOT TO LEAVE RESIDENCES EXCEPT FOR NECESSITIES. IF RESIDENTS ARE BRINGING VISITORS TO ASSIST WITH THE REPOPULATION EFFORTS, PLEASE ENSURE THEY ARE WITH A RESIDENT IN ORDER TO SECURE PASSAGE THROUGH THE ROADBLOCK. ADDITIONAL EVACUATIONS ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO FIRE ACTIVITY.
Tamarack Fire Statistics: Size: 66,744 acres Containment: 27% Total Personnel: 1,557 Location: Markleeville, CA Reported: July 4, 2021 Cause: Lightning
Road ClosuresHighway 88 is closed from the Nevada Stateline to Pickets Junction State Route 89 from the junction of Highway 88 to Highway 395State Route 4 from the junction of Statue Route 89 to Ebbetts PassMedia Inquiries Regarding Alpine County Evacuations & Re-EntryJT ChevallierPublic Information OfficerAlpine County530firstname.lastname@example.orgFire Information & Public Information • Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7674/ • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tamarackfireinfo #TamarackFire • Twitter: https://twitter.com/tamarack_fire#TamarackFire • Fire Information Number: 775-434-8629• Email: email@example.com• Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCllqup_9I-v-O6woWUCATfA/videos