TOMORROW AT 10:30 A.M.: Governors Sisolak, Newsom to visit Tamarack Fire incident

CARSON CITY - July 27, 2021

Tomorrow, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and California Governor Gavin Newsom will jointly visit Tamarack Fire incident at approximately 10:30 a.m. to meet with fire agency and personnel for a brief tour of the damage and update.

The two states have a long and close history of working together on emergency response measures and the Tamarack Fire is no different.

News crews are invited to the event, and must RSVP to press@gov.nv.gov for exact location information.

BACKGROUND:

The Tamarack Fire started as a lightning strike in the Mokelumne Wilderness on a rocky ridgetop with sparse fuels and natural barriers to fire spread. Friday, July 16 high winds caused rapid downslope fire spread. With this change in the fire, resources were quickly dispatched to the site. Additional resources were ordered, including very Large Air Tankers (VLAT), Single Engine Airtankers (SEATS), and helicopters.

The Type 2 Great Basin Incident Management Team #3 assumed command of the fire on Sunday, July 18 at 6 a.m. transitioning to the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team on Tuesday, July 20. Many Federal, State, and Local government agencies, as well as organizations and businesses, are cooperating to make progress on the fire.

This is a full suppression fire. Public and Firefighter safety is the number one priority. Minimizing impacts to local communities, private property and structures, natural resources, highway corridors, and recreation improvements are key considerations.

More information is available here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7674/

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Contact

Meghin Delaney
Communications Director