Bagley Fire Update September 10, 2012 8 Am
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
September 10, 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: 84%
Estimated Containment Date: September 10, 2012
Cost to Date: $30,000,000
Structures Threatened: 7 Structures
Injuries to Date: 5
Number of Personnel: 556
Hand Crews: 6
Water Tenders: 21
Air Tankers: Available if needed and
Today's Update: The fire continues to back to the McCloud River and toward containment lines on the west flank. There are also fuels well inside the perimeter that will be consumed. Fire activity has been decreasing each day. Crews will mop up any hot spots near containment lines.
Crews will continue working on suppression repair on the edges of the fire and will continue repairs on the fire's west flank. Firefighters are building water bars to prevent erosion and using chippers to grind up brush to spread it along the handlines. Chipping operations will continue along Road 11, north and south of Iron Canyon reservoir. Dozers will be used to build water bars in the Brushy Butte area, and all along the east and south perimeters. Excavators are placing small trees in locations that will help prevent erosion. Excavators will be in place today along Grizzly Ridge and in the area south of Curl Ridge.
Four road graders will be also be used today in different locations repairing roads used by firefighters.
Fire Behavior and Smoke: Winds are expected to be out of the southwest at 5-8 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://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).