Highway 395 remains closed because of Tamarack fire

A massive wildfire that spiraled out of control over tens of thousands of acres in the rugged region along the California-Nevada border was initially deemed not a threat by U.S. Forest Service officials and allowed to burn without warning.

Up until Friday, a total of 83 major wildfires burned across the US, which have already destroyed a total of 1.366,587 acres, according to the National Advisory Fire Center.

While the Forest Service has not released an official figure for the number of houses destroyed by the fire that spans the California-Nevada state line from crossing the Highway 395 corridor, the department did release a map of damaged or destroyed homes.

The fire killed several buildings and threatened at least 2.700 homes in Douglas County, Nevada, said state governor Steve Sisolak, who declared a state of emergency on Friday in response to the wildfire.

In recent days, crews were trying to keep flames spilling over California-Nevada Interstate 395, but the blaze burning south of Lake Tahoe exploded Thursday afternoon.

The rapidly spreading Dixie Fire close to the Feather River Canyon in Butte County, California, has scorched more than 87.200 acres as of Friday and has been contained only 18%.

Republican Tom McClintock wrote to the head of the US Forest Service on Tuesday, asking why the agency hasn’t contained and monitored the Tamarack fire in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

United States Forest Service

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The United States Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands. (wikipedia)


A forest is an area of land dominated by trees. Hundreds of definitions of forest are used throughout the world, incorporating factors such as tree density, tree height, land use, (wikipedia)

Tom McClintock

Thomas Miller McClintock II is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California’s 4th congressional district since 2009. A member of the Republican Party, (wikipedia)

national forests of the United States

The United States has 154 protected areas known as national forests, covering 188,336,179 acres . National forests are managed by the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. (wikipedia)

Dixie National Forest

Dixie National Forest is a United States National Forest in Utah with headquarters in Cedar City. It occupies almost two million acres and stretches for about 170 miles across southern Utah. (wikipedia)

Woolsey Fire

The Woolsey Fire was a destructive wildfire that burned in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties of the U.S. state of California. The fire ignited on November 8, 2018 and burned 96,949 acres of land. (wikipedia)

Eagle Creek Fire

The Eagle Creek Fire was a destructive wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, largely in the U.S. state of Oregon, with smaller spot-fires in Washington. The fire was started on September 2, 2017, (wikipedia)

California’s 4th congressional district

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California’s 4th congressional district is a U.S. congressional district in California. Tom McClintock, a Republican, has represented the district since January 2009. Currently, (wikipedia)

Thomas Fire

The Thomas Fire was a massive wildfire that affected Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and one of multiple wildfires that ignited in southern California in December 2017. (wikipedia)