Morning Update September 16, 2012
Incident: Bagley Wildfire
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Fire Update - September 16, 2012 9:00 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: 100%
Estimated Containment Date: September 15, 2012
Cost to Date: $34,000,000
Structures Threatened: 0
Injuries to Date: 5
Number of Personnel: 458
Hand Crews: 6
Water Tenders: 21
Air Tankers: Available if needed
Yesterday fire crews completed securing containment lines around the fire perimeter. The fire is 100% contained, and now the crews will work on gaining full control of the fire. Firefighters continue patrolling the fire perimeter to ensure the fire remains within current containment lines. Crews continue making progress with suppression repair on several miles of dozer lines, hand lines and roads needing work as a result of firefighting efforts. Some of the activity included with the suppression repair include; grading, pulling ditches, pulling back berms, re-establishing rolling dips and cleaning inlet culverts. Heavy equipment, such as road graders, excavators, chippers and backhoe tractors are being utilized to accomplish the task of suppression repair.
The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team has completed their assessment of the fire area. The next step for the BAER Team is to complete an assessment report and recommend treatments to address concerns such as watershed conditions, natural and cultural resources, and erosion control.
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.