Bagley Fire Update 7 AM September 4,2012
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fire Update - September 4, 2012 7:00 AM
Bagley Fire Update
Bagley Fire Information
Phone Number: (800) 923-7316
Date started: August 18, 2012 at 10 am
Number of Personnel: 2,032
Location: Fire started 4 miles west of Big Bend, CA
Hand Crews: 58
Size: 44,465 acres (69 square miles)
Percent Contained: 55%
Estimated Containment Date: September 15, 2012
Water Tenders: 46
Cost to Date: $21,000,000
Air Tankers: Available if needed and conditions allow
Structures Threatened: 29 Structures and regional power transmission lines
Injuries to Date: 4
Firefighters were able to hold the fire in all divisions with fire close to the containment line. Snags continue to be a problem near the containment line along Hawkins Creek. The backing fire on the north side of Iron Reservoir continued to consume undergrowth. Crews conducted burnout operations on the west and northwest flanks until conditions were no longer favorable. Fire moved toward Bones Gulch on the western flank and will be a concern today.
Today, the fire is expected to continue to back downhill toward the McCloud River. Priorities are to continue burnout operations to reduce fuels on the line around Bones Gulch, and to hold and strengthen fire lines on the western flank. Along the southern and eastern sides, firefighters will patrol and mop up hotspots within 100 feet of line.
Weather conditions are expected to allow burnout operations to continue until midday or early afternoon. Firefighters expect to see rolling, burning material on the steep terrain. If dry conditions and winds increase, there is still potential for very active burning and spots across the fire lines.
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).
Roads near the fire will have firefighting equipment and fire engines travelling to and from assignments. Please be watchful for them and avoid accidents.
A community meeting will be held at the Big Bend Commuity Center, 30284 Hot Springs Road, at 6 pm tonight. Unified Command consisting of California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 and Cal Fire will provide the public with an overview of all aspects of the fire and answer questions related to the fire.