Governor Sisolak Declares State of Emergency in Douglas County in response to Tamarack Wildfire

Carson City, NV - July 23, 2021

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak declared a state of emergency in Douglas County in response to the ongoing Tamarack Fire.

Declaring a state of emergency ensures resources from the local, state, and federal levels are available to assist as needed during this 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,” said Gov. Sisolak. “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.”

On July 22, 2021, Douglas County issued a resolution declaring the existence of a local emergency due to the Tamarack Wildfire, which has burned over 50,000 acres in Nevada and California, destroyed multiple structures, and continues to threaten over 2,700 homes in Douglas County.

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