Editor's Note: As of 09/12/19, KUNR has stopped actively updating this web post. The U.S. Forest Service-Inyo National Forest is providing regular updates on Facebook.
09/11/2019 10:45 PM
The Taboose Fire is nearly 9,400 acres and is 47 percent contained. An evacuation order remains in place for Baxter Ranch, and evacuation advisories are still active for Aberdeen and Birch Creek.
09/10/2019 5:05 PM:
The Taboose Fire is burning roughly 15 miles south of Bishop and updated mapping now estimates the fire at 9,200 acres with 30% containment. Due to the red flag warning being cancelled, mild winds and the fire staying in place, the evacuation order for Big Pine Canyon was lifted at 1pm Tuesday, including Glacier Lodge, Cone Road, Sugarloaf Road and the Bernasconi Center.
Glacier Lodge, the Glacier Pack Station, the campgrounds on Glacier Lodge Road in Big Pine Canyon are all accessible. Hikers with wilderness permits can keep their itineraries and campground reservations will be accepted. Visitors are encouraged to go to other places in the Inyo National Forest as this is a dynamic fire and conditions can rapidly change.
09/10/2019 12:40 PM:
The Taboose Fire is burning roughly 15 miles south of Bishop and updated mapping now estimates the fire at 9,200 acres with 30% containment. Evacuation advisories and orders for the affected areas are still in effect and are listed below. Wind conditions are expected to be less severe than Monday, but residents are asked to remain vigilant.
09/09/09 9:00 PM:
The Taboose Fire burning roughly 15 miles south of Bishop has triggered immediate evacuations and burned 10,500 acres. A mandatory evacuation is in place in Big Pine Canyon to include Glacier Lodge Cone Road Sugarloaf Road and the Bernasconi Center. An evacuation center has been set up at the Tri County Fairgrounds Home Economics Building.
Baxter Ranch remains under a mandatory evacuation and Birch Creek, Aberdeen and Taboose Creek Campground are under voluntary evacuation advisories. Tinnemaha Campground is closed and being used for incident response.
For more information, call the Fire Information Line at 760-282-4198. Also, the Facebook pages for the Inyo Sheriff's Office, the Inyo National Forest, and CAL FIRE San Bernardino Office are all providing updates.
A public information officer for the fire told us that nearby residents should remain vigilant because winds are picking up. Officials recommend signing up for CodeRED alerts on your phone.