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Taboose Fire

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Inyo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
351 Pacu Lane
Bishop, CA 93514

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Taboose Fire Morning Update 09-23-19

Taboose Fire Wildfire
News – 9/23/2019

Control lines will be tested again as the next frontal passage brings higher winds Monday afternoon in to Tuesday morning. The fire currently sits at 10,296 acres and 70% containment showing limited growth in the wilderness towards natural containment boundaries, away from infrastructure and communities. If weather conditions permit a crew will be flown into Division M, the southwestern flank, to implement suppression repair and remove remaining equipment. The rest of the fire perimeter will be patrolled for any remaining areas of heat, and completing suppression repair to return the landscape to as natural state as possible.

The Inyo National Forest has issued a Forest Closure for the Taboose Fire area until further notice. Please respect the closure order, as it is put in place to protect the safety of the public and the firefighters. Wildfire compromises the integrity of trees and soil, making them unpredictable hazards. This closure order has been implemented to allow firefighters the ability to work efficiently and navigate the fire line safely while also protecting the public from hazards in the area.

Goodale, Taboose and Tinnemaha campgrounds are now open, but please be mindful of the forest closure order still in effect around the fire area.

Fire Resources:

3 crews 5 engines 5 helicopters 1 water tender 243 personnel

Closures:

Updated Road Closures

Tinnemaha Road, Taboose Creek Road (beyond the campground), Birch Creek Road, Goodale Road (beyond the campground), and Goodale Creek Road

Trail Closures

Red Lak eandTaboose Creek Trails.

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

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