Bagley Fire Update September 10, 2012 8 Pm
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fire Update - September 10, 2012 7:00 PM
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: 88%
Estimated Containment Date: September 15, 2012
Cost to Date: $30,900,000
Structures Threatened: 7 Structures
Injuries to Date: 5
Number of Personnel: 556
Hand Crews: 7
Water Tenders: 19
Air Tankers: Available if needed and
Today's Update: There is a marked decrease in the fire activity each day. There is still a final portion of the line along several miles of the McCloud River with the potential of a flare up causing some spots, and firefighters worked to make sure no spots occurred across the river. Another portion of the containment line needs some work northwest of Dutchman Peak along Road 11 before firefighters will claim containment there. Dozer, excavator, grader and hand crew work was done today on the east, south and west edges. Good progress was made in the repair work in those areas.
Tonight, firefighters will patrol and do mop up work wherever they find heat near the line. All flanks of the fire are expected to hold.
Another management team (Incident Commander - Cooper) arrived today to begin a transfer of command with McGowan's team. Tomorrow evening at 5 PM, they will assume management responsibility for the fire.
Fire Behavior: Winds are expected to be light (5 mph). Minimal fire behavior is expected tonight.
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).