Tamarack Fire Update: Wind-Whipped Flames Cross Into Nevada; Firefighters Digging In Along Highway 395The advancing flames of the Tamarack Fire crossed over into Nevada early Wednesday, forcing voluntary evacuation warnings for several small communities to the west of the Highway 395 corridor.
Tamarack Fire Update: Firefighters Turn Back Flames Near Woodfords; Local Residents Question Initial Fire ResponseAs firefighters battled a wall of flames burning through miles of tinder-dry trees and brush in the Sierra near Lake Tahoe early Tuesday, local residents were questioning the initial U.S. Forest Service response to the blaze that began smoldering after a July Fourth weekend lightning strike.
UPDATE: Tamarack Fire Evacuation Orders Expanded; Rain Could Trigger Mudslides In AreaAdditional mandatory evacuations were ordered in areas around the Tamarack Fire Monday as authorities warned of possible mudslides or debris flows because of rain forecast for the region.
UPDATE: Tamarack Fire Explodes to 21,000 Acres; Zero Containment; 'It Happened So Fast'A once-smoldering wildfire exploded to life, growing to 21,000 acres Saturday and sending a wall of wind-whipped flames toward the evacuated Sierra community of Markleeville.
Explosive Tahoe Wildfire Burns Area Equivalent To 15 Golden Gate ParksAir tankers and helicopters helped hundreds of firefighters battle a wildfire south of Lake Tahoe that has now burned nearly 15,000 acres, or half the size of San Francisco.
Alpine County Wildfire Explodes To 9,500 Acres; Evacuations Underway Evacuations are underway in the area of Markleeville, about 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe after a wildfire broke out over the weekend and exploded to first 6,500 acres, and then 9,500 acres by Monday afternoon.
3.7 Earthquake Hits Near South Lake TahoeA small earthquake has rumbled in a remote mountain area along the California-Nevada border.