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Wildfire Near Fairfax Burns Near Boy Scout Camp


Firefighters from Marin County Fire Department, Ross Valley Fire Department, CAL FIRE, and other local agencies worked to quickly contain a vegetation fire in the area of Camp Tamarancho west of Fairfax Sunday, September 18th.  The 1.8 acre fire was reported at 4:50 PM, and burned in a remote area near White’s Hill in Fairfax.  The fire was contained by ground firefighting resources including engine companies and hand crews, with the assistance of aircraft from CAL FIRE.  No structures were damaged.  

Marin’s Wildfire Detection Camera system, funded through a 2014 grant from PG&E, was used to help firefighters locate and monitor the wildfire.

As Marin enters the peak of fire season, please take the opportunity to ensure your home is fire resistant and has adequate defensible space.


CORRECTION: The total acreage was corrected to accurately reflect a GPS measurement of 1.8 acres.

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