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The Tamarack Fire south of Lake Tahoe had burned more than 68 square miles (176sqkm) of timber and head-high chaparral in national forest land. It erupted on July 4 and was one of nearly two dozen blazes sparked by lightning strikes.
Northern California wildfire has crossed into Nevada, leading towards new evacuations, but better weather has been helping crews battling with the blaze in southern Oregon.
About 1200 fire fighters were battling the Alpine County blaze, that destroyed about ten buildings and forced evacuations in several communities and had closed parts of U.S. 395 in Nevada and California. Fire officials expected active or extreme fire behavior on Thursday, which could see 14-mph winds and temperatures approaching 90 degrees.