The Tamarack Fire has spread to Highway 88, according to maps.

LAKE SOUTH TAHOE (California) — The Tamarack Fire, which has spread over 21,000 acres due to gusty winds, severely dry fuels, and low relative humidity, has forced the evacuation of Woodfords and Alpine Village on Saturday afternoon.

However, satellite monitoring suggests that the flame has a few hot patches north of Highway 88 on Sunday morning in Alpine County, where the fire raged north of Markleeville towards the Highway 89 corridor on Saturday.

Grover Hot Springs, Shay Creek, MarkleeVillage, Markleeville, Carson River Resort and Poor Boy Road area, Wolf Creek Campground, Silver Creek Campground, Sierra Pines, Upper and Lower Manzanita, Crystal Springs, Alpine Village, Diamond Valley Road, and Hung-a-lel-ti are all under mandatory evacuation orders. As of Saturday afternoon, “The Mesa” was under voluntary evacuation.

Evacuees have been routed to the Douglas County Community and Senior Center in Gardnerville, while firefighters have set up a command center at Douglas High School in Minden.

Woodfords Canyon has a few areas, and the fire may have doubled in size from the prior estimate in the last 12 hours, according to the Fire Information for Resource Management web site.


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