Bagley Fire Morning Update September 12, 2012
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fire Update - September 12, 2012 7:30 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: 90%
Estimated Containment Date: September 15, 2012
Cost to Date: $31,000,000
Structures Threatened: 7 Structures
Injuries to Date: 5
Number of Personnel: 475
Hand Crews: 7
Water Tenders: 18
Air Tankers: Available if needed and
Today crews will continue working on suppression repair on the considerable miles of dozer lines, hand lines and roads needing work as a result of firefighting efforts. The objective of fire suppression repair is to minimize the potential for use of fire lines as future trails or confusion regarding proper route, and minimizing erosion and sediment movement on the fire line. Heavy equipment, such as road graders, excavators, and backhoe tractors are being utilized to accomplish the task of suppression repair. Crews will also patrol the fire perimeter to ensure the fire remains within current containment lines.
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team has been assigned to the incident to assess the fire area for needed rehabilitation. Burned area rehabilitation means to repair or improve lands damaged by the fire that are unlikely to recover on their own. The extent of repair will vary depending upon intended use of the forest after the fire. BAER Teams are intended to reduce further damage to land being temporarily exposed while in a fragile condition.
Fire Behavior: Unburned islands within the fire perimeter continue to burnout and fire is slowing backing down towards the McCloud River on the northern part of the fire. The McCloud River is containment line on that section of the fire.
Public Safety: Smoke from a new fire (the Ward Fire) may produce smoke that will impact communities near the Bagley Fire. 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).