Got a notice this morning (7/23) at 9:23 from Recreation.gov notifying us that the Hope Valley Campground (see the post from 7/17) has been closed as of 7/16 and we are to evacuate immediately because of the Tamarack Fire. We came home on Saturday 7/17 as we would normally from a camping trip.
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As of this morning the Tamarack Fire is 58,417 acres and 4% contained. It has currently crossed into Nevada. This fire along with the Dixie Fire which is s bit North of us by Quincy and Lake Almanor is currently 113,000 acres and only 18% contained.
The Dixie Fire
This is Lake Almanor on a clear day
Lake Almanor with smoke
We are feeling the effects of the fires out your way---yesterday was smoky even in the higher elevations of Birmingham.