Tamarack Fire Evacuation Orders Expanded; Rain Could Trigger Mudslides In Area

  • Source: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
  • Published: 07/20/2021 06:26 AM

Additional 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. The Alpine County Sheriff’s Office ordered the mandatory evacuation of Blue Lakes Road which runs west of the fire perimeter. The evacuation is in addition to existing evacuations for Markleeville, Grover’s Hot Springs Park and Campground, Shay Creek, Markleeville Village, the Poor Boy Road area, Carson River Resort, Sierra Pines, Upper and Lower Manzanita, Crystal Springs, Diamond Valley Road, Hung A Le Ti, Alpine Village and Woodfords. The Alpine and El Dorado County sheriff’s offices on Monday said they are providing escorts for evacuated residents to secure pets, papers and other emergency items.


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