Wildfire has been a critical risk in Alpine County since its inception. In recent decades, wildfire has had tremendous impacts on the local population from the recent Tamarack fire in 2021 to the most destructive fire on the eastern Sierra front, the Acorn Fire in 1987 in which 26 Alpine County homes were lost. Click here to learn more about the wildfire history in Alpine County (still in development).
Fire Hazard Severity Zone Update - CAL FIRE has updated their Fire Hazard Severity Zone data for all the counties in California, including Alpine. Alpine County and CAL FIRE conducted a public meeting on January 11th at 5:00pm at Turtle Rock Park to outline the changes and take public comment. The comment period is still open. You can find complete details about the FHSZ update process and its impacts on the CAL FIRE FHSZ website. Click here to read the full press release from CALFIRE on the Fire Hazard Severity Zones
Click on the links below to learn more about Wildfire Mitigation topics in Alpine County.