Bagley Fire Update 8 AM September 7, 2012
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fire Update - September 7, 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: 971
Location: Fire started 4 miles west of Big Bend, CA
Hand Crews: 25
Size: 45,917 acres (72 square miles)
Percent Contained: 75%
Estimated Containment Date: September 10, 2012
Water Tenders: 25
Cost to Date: $26,400,000
Air Tankers: Available if needed and conditions allow
Structures Threatened: 7 Structures
Injuries to Date: 5
Minimal fire activity was observed overnight. Crews fully contained and mopped up the spot fire that was cast into the vicinity of the Nature Conservancy McCloud River Preserve yesterday afternoon. Crews also made good progress mopping up areas where burnout operations were conducted in Bones Gulch and other areas within the fire perimeter.
Today, crews will continue to patrol and mop along the fireline. The priorities are to hold the fire on the northwest flank in anticipation of gusty winds, and patrol the north, east and south flanks. Steep terrain and snags pose safety hazards for firefighters throughout the fire area.
Suppression repair activities (along hand lines and dozer lines) are being implemented along all flanks. Repair activities will include road improvements and the construction of water bars to help restore stream crossings.
The need for firefighting equipment and personnel will continue to decrease over the weekend. Extra resources will be made available to help combat other fires.
Fire Behavior and Smoke:
Some islands of fuels continue to burn out deep within the perimeter of the fire. Gusty upcanyon winds forecast for the afternoon may challenge containment lines along the northern flanks. Conditions remain critically dry. Firefighters will remain vigilant in patrolling for spot fires outside the containment line. Downcanyon winds will create smokey conditions around the fire area through the morning.
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.