Bagley Fire Update, September 9, 2012, 9 Am
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fire Update - September 9, 2012 8:00 AM
Bagley Fire Update
Bagley Fire Information Phone Number: (800) 923-7316
Date started: August 18, 2012 at 10 am
Location: Fire started 4 miles west of Big Bend, CA
Size: 46,011 acres (72 square miles)
Percent Contained: 82%
Estimated Containment Date: September 10, 2012
Cost to Date: $29,300,000
Structures Threatened: 7 Structures
Injuries to Date: 5
Number of Personnel: 577
Hand Crews: 7
Water Tenders: 22
Air Tankers: Available if needed and
Today's Update: All containment lines held last night including those along the McCloud River. Today winds are expected to increase which may increase fire activity within containments along the fire's northwest flank. Firefighters will be positioned to respond to potential increased fire activity and will patrol for spot fires. While the increased winds could challenge firefighters today, it may also help them identify remaining hot-spots within containment lines. Crews will mop-up any newly identified hot spots near containment lines.
Crews will continue working on suppression repair on the east and south edges of the fire and will begin repairs on the fires southwest flank. Firefighters are building water bars to prevent erosion and using chippers to grind up brush to spread it along the handlines. Excavators are placing small trees and dozers will build water bars to prevent erosion along dozer lines in anticipation of fall and winter rains.
Fire Behavior and Smoke: Gusty winds and low humidity are forecast for this afternoon. An area of low pressure moving through the Pacific Northwest will increase winds over the fire area today. Winds are expected to be out of the southwest at 10-15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Dry, windy conditions are expected to increase fire activity where hot spots remain within containment lines.
Public Safety: 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://t.co/T8UwN2X7. 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).