Evening Update September 13, 2012
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fire Update - September 13, 2012 8:00 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: 95%
Estimated Containment Date: September 15, 2012
Cost to Date: $32,700,000
Structures Threatened: None
Injuries to Date: 5
Number of Personnel: 455
Hand Crews: 6
Water Tenders: 20
Air Tankers: Available if needed and
Firefighters continued patrolling the fire perimeter and kept the fire within current containment lines. Crews continue with progress on suppression repair on several miles of dozer lines, hand lines and roads needing work as a result of firefighting efforts. The objective of fire suppression repair is to prevent the use of fire lines as trails which may cause confusion with correct route finding and will minimize erosion and sediment movement on and around the fire line. Heavy equipment, such as road graders, excavators and backhoe tractors are being utilized to accomplish the task of suppression repair.
Fire Behavior: Unburned islands within the fire perimeter continue to burnout and fire is slowing backing down toward the McCloud River on the northern part of the fire. The McCloud River is being utilized as a containment line on that section of the fire. Generally smoke on the fire is generated by deeply imbedded heat within thick duff, stump holes and large fuels.
Fire officials would like to advise visitors and recreationalists using the Hawkins Landing Campground and Boat Ramp that these are the ONLY areas re-opened under Amendment 2 of the Bagley Fire Emergency Closure Order No. 14-12-02.
This amendment allows public access to part of the Bagley Fire Emergency Closure Area.
This closure is being implemented to protect public and firefighter safety during the Bagley Fire Incident on the Shasta-Trinity National forest. The area will be closed to ensure that the public does not enter into an area that is currently threatened by fire or where suppression rehabilitation efforts may be ongoing. The roads will be closed due to hazardous conditions, such as low visibility, dust, narrow and windy road conditions and increased fire operations traffic. 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).