Bagley Fire Update 8 AM September 6, 2012
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fire Update - September 6, 2012 8:00 AM
Bagley Fire Update
Bagley Fire Information
Phone Number: (800) 923-7316
Date started: August 18, 2012 at 10 am
Number of Personnel: 1,621
Location: Fire started 4 miles west of Big Bend, CA
Hand Crews: 43
Size: 45,298 acres (71 square miles)
Percent Contained: 67%
Estimated Containment Date: September 10, 2012
Water Tenders: 48
Cost to Date: $24,500,000
Air Tankers: Available if needed and conditions allow
Structures Threatened: 7 Structures
Injuries to Date: 4
Thunderstorms forecast last night did not impact the fire area. Firefighters held the fire along all flanks. Burn out operations in Bones Gulch have progressed as planned, and are nearing containment lines along the McCloud River. Burn outs have produced slow moving surface fires, which have minimized resource damage and reduced the potential for spot fires outside the containment line. On the east flank the fire has nearly reached the roadway along the north shore of Iron Canyon Reservoir. All direct containment lines and indirect contingency lines have been completed.
Today, firefighters will focus on completing burn out operations near the McCloud River Preserve, and will continue to hold the fire on the north and northwest flanks. The east and south flanks of the fire will be patrolled for hot spots. Crews are assessing fire suppression impacts (such as dozer and handlines) and beginning repairs.
Crews remain in place to protect valued areas along the McCloud River should fire activity increase. The structures are not immediately threatened. Crews and equipment surplus to the firefighting effort continue to be released and will be made available to other fires.
Fire Behavior and Smoke:
The Red Flag Warning issued for the fire area last night has been cancelled. Warm and dry weather conditions are expected to return to the fire area. Critically dry fuels have the potential to produce extreme fire behavior and spot fires. Today smoke is expected to impact areas northeast of the fire area.
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 crews travelling to and from assignments. Please be watchful for them and use extra caution when travelling near the fire area.