Tamarack Fire: Newsom Tours Fire's Destructive Path; 'This Is Serious Stuff. The Cost Of Property, Lives'With a backdrop of a home burned out by the devastating Tamarack Fire, Gov. Gavin Newsom pleaded for more federal firefighting assistance Wednesday as the state faces another year of historic wildfires.
Tamarack Fire: Badly Burned Bear Cub Rescued In Markleeville; Blaze 45 Percent Contained; Alpine County Evacuation Orders Lifted An evacuated family returning to check on their Markleeville home over the weekend discovered a baby burned bear cub who had suffered severe burns in the Tamarack Fire.
Tamarack Fire: Determined Firefighters Turn Flames Back From Highway 395; Lightning Threat In Weather ForecastTaking advantage of easing weather conditions, fire crews aggressively attacked the Tamarack Fire along Highway 395 Saturday using backfires, air support and an intensive ground effort to keep the flames from advancing any further eastward.
Tamarack Fire Update: Crews Brace for More Extreme Fire Behavior Near Hwy 395Fire crews south of Lake Tahoe were facing another grueling day of heat and extreme fire behavior along the state line as they battled the still growing Tamarack Fire Friday.
California Wildfires: Smoke Could Impact Bay Area Air Quality Starting Sunday NightBay Area skies have remained largely free of wildfire smoke so far this fire season, but that could all change starting Sunday evening.
VIDEO: 'Heart-Stopping' Clip From Inside UC Davis Firetruck Cab Shows Tamarack Fire IntensityA brief video clip taken from inside the cab of a UC Davis Fire Department truck while driving through the Tamarack Fire provided a harrowing glimpse of the danger fire crews are facing as they battle the still growing blaze.
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.