Update: Tamarack Fire spreads into Nevada

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The Tamarack Fire burns behind a greenhouse in the Markleeville community of Alpine County, Calif., on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A California wildfire south of Lake Tahoe has moved east crossing the stateline into Nevada. So far, the “Tamarack Fire” has burned 10 structures and nearly 42,000 acres.

Gusty winds, low humidity, and dry fuels are fueling the fire. The fire started July 4 southwest of Markleeville, California. Mandatory evacuations are still underway in some areas. No injuries have been reported.

There is a total of 1,219 fire personnel battling the blaze. This fire is one of 80 fires currently burning across the west.

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