Taboose Fire Update 9/7/2019

Fire Update

September 7, 2019


The Taboose Fire has been mapped at 354 acres and is now 80% contained. Today, crews continue to patrol containment lines and check for hot spots.


Erratic winds and thunderstorms remain in the forecast.


All pre-evacuation advisories have been lifted. Fire crews will continue to use Tinnemaha Campground for their operations through the weekend. However, incident managers have begun releasing   firefighters from this incident.


Rainbow and clouds cool firefighting crew.

 Print News Release Sept 6


Fire Update

September 6, 2019

Media Contact: Deb Schweizer
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Taboose Fire Update


The Taboose Fire, located southwest of Big Pine and northwest of the community of Aberdeen, remains at 380 acres and 30% containment.


Last night, the fire was quiet and showed no growth. Today, crews will continue strengthening containment lines and mopping up hot spots.


A slight chance for thunderstorms remains in the forecast.


Taboose Creek Campground has re-opened. Birch Creek, Fish Springs and Aberdeen remain under pre-evacuation notifications and Tinnemaha Creek Campground is being used by crews for fire response.


The fire started the evening of September 4 at approximately 5,000 feet in elevation in sagebrush. The cause of the fire is under investigation. However, significant lightning was reported in the area.


Visitors to the Eastern Sierra are advised to avoid the fire area for their safety and to aid in a safe fire response.




Mop up is when firefighters extinguish or remove burning material near containment lines. It is the slow and tedious work of looking for smokes or hot spots. Crews drown, stir, drown (just like putting out a camp or warming fire) over many, many acres. Firefighters sometimes refer to mop up as making mud.



USFS Photos.