Evening Update September 15, 2012
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fire Update - September 15, 2012 7:30 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: 100%
Estimated Containment Date: September 15, 2012
Cost to Date: $34,000,000
Structures Threatened: 0
Injuries to Date: 5
Number of Personnel: 453
Hand Crews: 6
Water Tenders: 21
Air Tankers: Available if needed
Today fire crews completed construction of containment lines around the fire perimeter. The fire is 100% contained, and now the crews will work on gaining full control of the fire. The difference between contained and control on a wildland fire is defined as:
Containment: The status of a wildfire suppression action signifying that a control line has been completed around the fire, and any associated spot fires, which can reasonably be expected to stop the fire's spread.
Control: The completion of control line around a fire, any spot fires therefrom, and any interior islands to be saved; burned out any unburned area adjacent to the fire side of the control lines; and cool down all hot spots that are immediate threats to the control line, until the lines can reasonably be expected to hold under the foreseeable conditions.
The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team continues with their assessment of the fire area. As the BAER Team completes their assessment, information will be released on the burn severity and any recommend treatments for the area. Some of the possible treatments the BAER Team could recommend include erosion control measures, road drainage treatments and temporary barriers to protect recovering areas.
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.