Alpine chamber raises $80,000 for Tamarack fire

A strike team drives toward the Tamarack Fire on July 18.

A strike team drives toward the Tamarack Fire on July 18.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


Applications are now available for the Tamarack Fire Assistance Fund. Residents and businesses within Alpine County that suffered financial hardship resulting from the Tamarack Fire are eligible to apply.

The Alpine County Chamber of Commerce began with a GoFundMe campaign launched on July 18 to assist residents and businesses hit hardest by the Tamarack Fire.

Nearly 300 donors have contributed nearly $80,000 to date.

“The Tamarack Fire hit Alpine County at a particularly vulnerable time,” says Alpine County Chamber of Commerce Director, Becky DeForest. “In addition to the families who lost everything overnight, during the aftermath and cleanup our local businesses have lost the majority of seasonal revenues that they rely on to carry them through the winter.”

Applications for assistance are now available online. Visit to access the links to the applications. Prospective applicants who cannot access the online forms can call (530) 694-2475 or stop by the Chamber of Commerce in Markleeville to obtain a paper copy
There is no application deadline, however assistance is contingent upon the availability of funds. A multi-agency fund oversight committee will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

To donate via GoFundMe visit Checks can be made out to the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Tamarack Fire Fund, PO Box 265, Markleeville, CA 96120


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