Taboose Fire PM Update 9/9/2019

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Taboose Fire Update


The Taboose Fire remains at an estimated 10,500 acres with 30% containment tonight. Firefighters continued working through today and will continue this evening.


Fire crews focused efforts on the northwest edge of the fire, reinforcing line by laying down retardant lines and setting out hose lays to hold the fire. The same efforts on the eastern side to protect the communities of Aberdeen, Birch Creek and Big Pine are in place. The fire was active today but remained within these firelines. Due to the wind event predicted from 5pm to 5am, all residents in these areas are asked to remain vigilant and to be prepared should the need for evacuations arise. Local residents are asked to enroll their cell phones with the Code RED system of the Inyo County Sheriff’s office: Should there be an evacuation order, the Inyo County Sheriffs will notify residents with cell phones with CodeRED and use reverse 911 for landlines.


Fire Resources:

11 crews 30 engines 4 helicopters 3 dozers 2 water tenders 360 personnel



Campgrounds: Goodale Creek and Tinnemaha are closed.

NEW: Sage Flat, Upper Sage Flat, Big Pine Creek, Big Pine Creek Group, Palisade Group and Clyde Group are closed.


Birch Creek, Taboose and Aberdeen under voluntary evacuation advisories.

Trails: Birch LakeTrail, Red Lake Trail and Taboose Creek Trail. Note: Hikers on the John Muir Trail are safe but resupply out of Taboose Pass will need to be arranged at another pass.

South Fork of Big Pine Creek (including the Middle Fork), North Fork of Big Pine Creek and Baker Creek Trail.


Roads: Tinnemaha Road, Taboose Creek Road (at Aberdeen),McMurry Meadows Road, Cone Road and Sugarloaf Road. NEW: Glacier Lodge Road west of the Bernasconi Center west.


Evacuation Advisories for:

Aberdeen and Birch Creek communities


Mandatory Evacuation:

Baxter Ranch and Big Pine Canyon, including Glacier Lodge, the Glacier Pack Station and the Big Pine Creek Recreation Resident tract.

Please respect these closures and avoid the nearby fire area for your own safety and that of the firefighters.