Bagley Fire Update 8 PM September 1, 2012
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fire Update - September 1, 2012 8:00 PM
Bagley Fire Update
Bagley Fire Information
Phone Number: (800) 923-7316
Date started: August 18, 2012 at 10 am
Number of Personnel: 2,133
Location: Fire started 7 miles west of Big Bend, CA
Hand Crews: 69
Size: 42,624 acres (67square miles)
Percent Contained: 45%
Estimated Containment Date: September 15, 2012
Water Tenders: 32
Cost to Date: $16,100,000
Air Tankers: Not available at night
Structures Threatened: 29 Structures and regional power transmission lines
Injuries to Date: 3
Crews continued to burnout sections of the west flank to reduce unburned fuels between the main part of the fire and containment line. Tonight's priorities are to hold the fire's western flank and to keep the fire south of Hawkins Creek along the 11 Road.
Firefighters will continue to engage the fire tonight as winds will remain light and relative humidity higher. Winds are expected to shift to a north wind later tonight that may challenge containment lines on the south flank.
Fire Behavior and Smoke:
Tonight's relative humidity will continue to be favorable for firefighters in assisting with their firing operations. Smoke will continue to settle over the fire and winds will come from the southwest and then shift to the north to north east. Tomorrow high pressure will begin to rebuild over the fire area resulting in a drying and warming trend.
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/.
Visitors traveling to McCloud Reservoir along the Forest 11 Road are encouraged to use caution around the Incident Command Post due to heavy firefighting traffic.
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).