Tamarack Fire Whips Up 'Fire Whirl' as Wildfire Spreads to Nevada

Footage released by firefighters on July 22 shows winds whipping up a “fire whirl” at the Tamarack Fire in Alpine County, California.

The fire, which was sparked by a lightning strike in the Mokelumne Wilderness in Alpine County on July 4, had reached over 50,000 acres and spread into Nevada on July 22, according to information from firefighting authorities.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada issued evacuation orders for all residents in the Topaz Ranch Estates and Topaz Lake areas as crews continue to fight the blaze. Credit: Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District via Storyful

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