Bagley Fire Update 8 PM September 4, 2012
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fire Update - September 4, 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: 1,932
Location: Fire started 4 miles west of Big Bend, CA
Hand Crews: 50
Size: 44,895 acres (70 square miles)
Percent Contained: 55%
Estimated Containment Date: September 10, 2012
Water Tenders: 47
Cost to Date: $23,200,000
Air Tankers: Available if needed and conditions allow
Structures Threatened: 7 Structures and regional power transmission lines
Injuries to Date: 4
Firefighters were able to hold the fire within the containment line on all flanks of the fire. Snags continue to be a concern near the line along Hawkins Creek. Crews conducted burnout operations along the northwest flanks.
Tonight, 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 in the Bones Gulch area. All direct containment lines and indirect contingency lines have been completed. Crews will patrol the lines on the north, east and south flanks.
Crews are stationed at the Nature Conservancy McCloud River Preserve and the McCloud River Club. Crews helped establish defensible space in the area to protect structures should fire activity increase. The structures are not immediately threatened.
Due to light winds, areas near the fire will continue to be impacted by smoke. Favorable weather conditions are expected overnight for burnout operations. Firefighters expect to see rolling, burning material on the steep terrain. Low humidity and warmer temperatures could contribute to spot fires.
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 use extra caution when traveling near the fire area.