22.7 mi
S of Bishop, CA
Last Updated: 16 mins, 30 secs ago
Incident #: NWCG-6570
Fire Start: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:30 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

Taboose Fire Update

The Taboose Fire has shown some interior smoke in the past several days along the western flank, where warming and drying of unburned fuels has allowed fire activity to increase.

Currently, there are a few acres of active fire at high elevation, confined by rocks and burned areas. However, on the northern side of the active fire, there is an area of unburned fuels that the fire could grow into. With wind predicted on Tuesday, it is anticipated that the fire will remain active in this area.

The fire remains 10,296 acres and at 75% containment since the active fire is within the interior of containment lines. The western flank is in steep and inaccessible terrain in the John Muir Wilderness. Here the fire will be confined by either rain or snow or its spread will be stopped by rock barriers.

Visitors and residents will see smoke, especially along the Hwy. 395 corridor. Please do not report the smoke. Currently, the south, east, and north flanks are secure and there is no threat to life or property.Gusty wind and low relative humidity are in the forecast for this week and fire crews will continue to monitor and patrol in areas where the fire is active.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Wednesday September 04th, 2019 approx. 06:30 PM
Southwest of Big Pine and northwest of Aberdeen
37.034, -118.345

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday October 16th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
brush, short grass and timber

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Winds and low relative humidity this week.


Incident Contact
Taboose Fire Information
Phone: 760-873-2427
Fire Unit Information
Inyo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
351 Pacu Lane
Bishop, CA 93514