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UPDATE: Voluntary evacuations were issued Wednesday evening for all residents of the Topaz Ranch Estates and Topaz Lake areas. Residents were told to evacuate to Smith Valley High School. Highway 395 is now closed from China Springs Road. to the NV / CA status line, and to 395 and SR208.
The TRE evacuation center is closed due to the fire. Smith Valley High School is located at 20 Day Lane, Smith, Nevada. This site can accommodate 40 small animals. Please bring cages or transport cages and food.
UPDATE 9:40 PM: The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest has closed all areas, campgrounds, trails and roads in the Carson Ranger District located within the boundaries of the Tamarack fire. Additionally, at this time, residents of Hung A Lel Ti may choose to start returning home, according to the Washoe Tribal Emergency Operations Center.
UPDATE 7:10 PM: There are reports, via Douglas County Dispatch Scanner traffic, that the fire jumped onto Route 395 and crews were able to spot the fires before they broke out. ‘install. Meanwhile, the US Forest Service reports that the fire has reached 43,900 acres.
The Tamarack fire crossed Douglas County earlier Wednesday and forced the closure of Highway 395 between State Route 208 and China Springs Road.