Today the Boise NIMO team transitioned command of the Taboose Fire back to the Inyo National Forest. There was no reported growth and total acres burned remains at 10,296 with 75% containment. Yesterday a crew of firefighters was flown up to the southwest flank to complete suppression repairs. Today those firefighters will remain attached to the incident to patrol the perimeter and monitor interior pockets of heat as islands of fuel continue to smolder. Fire behavior along the western flank within the wilderness has subsided significantly as it continues to burn out naturally.
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 Tinemaha campgrounds are now open, but please be mindful of the forest closure order still in effect around the fire area.
Updated Road Closures
Tinemaha Road, Taboose Creek Road (beyond the campground), Birch Creek Road, Goodale Road (beyond the campground), and Goodale Creek Road.
Red Lake and Taboose Creek Trails.
Please respect these closures and avoid the nearby fire area for your own safety and that of the firefighters.
This will be the last daily update unless there are significant changes in fire activity.