Minden, Nevada- Douglas County is actively moving to a recovery phase from the Tamarack Fire after all evacuations were lifted on July 26, 2021. Both shelter locations have been closed, allowing Douglas County to focus on providing recovery resources to residents who have been impacted by the fire. Douglas County officials began making official notifications to property owners who had lost their homes on July 25, 2021 after the area was deemed safe for damage assessment teams to enter. If you have questions about the damage assessment or concerns about your property contact 775-782-9821.
Beginning July 27, 2021 Douglas County will have staff physically available to answer questions regarding recovery and support at the Topaz Ranch Estate Community and Senior Center 3939 Carter Dr. Wellington, NV 89444 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. through at least Friday July 30, 2021.
In addition, Douglas County has created a webpage with links to resources and information regarding recovery. This page includes information regarding what to do when returning home after an evacuation and a fire, emotional and behavioral health resources, and contact information for a variety of support agencies.
Douglas County is encouraging residents to check all utility connections including propane tanks for damage and to reach out to the Douglas County Community Development building department with questions regarding building safety.
Douglas Disposal secured three locations for debris boxes for residents affected by the fire to use. The boxes will be placed at the following locations starting tomorrow, July 28th:
Topaz Ranch Estate Community Center
3939 Carter Dr, Wellington, NV (SR208 & Albite Rd)
Carson Tahoe Regional Health Center
3324 Highland Way, Gardnerville, NV (US Hwy 395 & Highland Way)
Topaz Event Center
1929 US Hwy 395 S, Gardnerville, NV (US Hwy 395 & Topaz Park Rd)
Please do not discard of items such as appliances or large electronics because debris box space is limited.
All Douglas County residents affected by the Tamarack Fire are allowed to dump spoiled food waste and household trash at any of these temporary disposal locations. Residents affected by the fire are also allowed to bring spoiled food waste and household trash to the Douglas County Transfer Station at no cost. The Transfer Station hours of operation are Tuesday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Residents who need to dispose of burned material should contact Douglas Disposal at 775-782-5713 or Douglas County Public Works at 775-783-6480.
In addition to the services mentioned, the County is working to provide residents with temporary access to computer, internet, and printing support.
The Tamarack fire is still an active incident, and as of July 27, 2021 is at 54% containment. Click here to view a map of the incident.
Fire Information & Public Information:
Fire Information Number: 775-446-5438
Douglas County Information: https://www.douglascountynv.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=12493103&pageId=17856213
Community Relations Specialist
Douglas County, NV
Douglas County: www.douglascountynv.gov
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office: https://sheriff.douglascountynv.gov/
Disclaimer: Any arrest and complaint information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.