Bagley Fire Update and Map for The Morning of September 1, 2012
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fire Update - September 1, 2012 9:00 AM
Bagley Fire Update
Bagley Fire Information
Phone Number: (800) 923-7316
Date started: August 18, 2012 at 10 am
Number of Personnel: 1,875
Location: Fire started 7 miles west of Big Bend, CA
Hand Crews: 61
Size: 40,948 acres (64 square miles)
Percent Contained: 30%
Estimated Containment Date: September 15, 2012
Water Tenders: 29
Cost to Date: $14,200,000
Air Tankers: Available when Needed and Conditions Allow
Structures Threatened: 27 Structures and regional power transmission lines
Injuries to Date: 1
Fire activity overnight remained calm allowing crews to hold the fire along Road 11, which is a major concern. Crews conducted several burnout operations on the south and west flanks to remove unburned fuels between the main part of the fire and containment line.
Firefighters will continue to engage the fire today as relative humidity remains slightly higher and afternoon winds remain light, reducing fire activity. Firefighters will take advantage of the predicted weather to strengthen the containment line. Due to heavy smoke over the fire, the use of aircraft may be limited, but will remain available for support to the incident.
Visitors are encouraged to use caution when travelling on Forest Road 11 to and from McCloud Reservoir due to heavy fire traffic, particularly over the holiday weekend.
Fire Behavior and Smoke:
Fire behavior is not expected to be as active due to weather and smoke lingering over the fire through the morning. Fire activity is expected to increase as the smoke clears this afternoon. Southwest winds will once again push smoke into communities northeast of the fire area.
Smoke will continue to pose health concerns. Local air quality conditions and forecasts are available at http://airnow.gov/index.cfm action=airnow.main. For smoke conditions in McCloud, visit the Forest Service real time smoke monitor site at http://tinyurl.com/92xqbzn. Residents are encouraged to visit the "Protect Yourself from Smoke" website for smoke protection information at http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Wildfires/.
In the interest of firefighter and public safety, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has issued emergency closure areas. These closures will remain in place until the area is safe for the public. Please see the Forest Orders and closure maps on InciWeb (address above).