Another 1650 acres yesterday. That’s over 2 square miles. Get your evacuation plans ready as we are a low priority, as usual. Expect your power to go out soon, as the powerhouses along the Pit River will be shut down because of the threat of harm to employees that run them.
“There’s still not imminent structure threats or anything like that,” he said.
But if crews don’t get a better handle on the uncontained fire in the upcoming days, Mackensen said, it could mean trouble for some Pacific Gas and Electric Co. facilities along the Pit River.
“If things keep going for a few more days, it may be affecting some of the PG&E infrastructure along the Pit River, the powerhouses and stuff like that. But that’s a couple of days away,” he said.
Notice: There will be a Community Meeting tomorrow August 23 at 6:00 pm at the Big Bend Community Club, 30284 Hot Springs Rd. Fire officials will be on hand to give an update on the Bagley Fire.
The fire continues to spread in all directions at a moderate rate of spread in heavy timber and brush fields on steep slopes. Suppression efforts are focusing on both direct and indirect control lines. Crews will continue indirect line scouting, construction and improvement in preparation for burnout opportunities. This tactic is implemented in order to reduce the amount of flammable material between the fires edge and control lines. At this time no structures or infrastructure are immediately threatened.
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 18th, 2012 approx. 10:07 AM|
|Location||7 miles west of Big Bend CA|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday September 05th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Fuels Involved||Timber litter and understory, brush and hardwood stands intermixed. Fire area has conifer, brush, hardwood stands, logging slash, and pine plantations. High live to dead ratio in brush exists and conifer stands have a heavy loading of dead/down material.|
|Fire Behavior||Slow rates of spread overnight|
|Significant Events||The Bagley and Fork fires have burned together. Numerous roads in the fire area including the Iron Canyon Reservoir Road, were closed by Forest Order. Additional resources are now arriving so night shift will be implemented tomorrow. Line preparations will continue tomorrow and burnout operations may begin tomorrow night.|
|Planned Actions||Continue indirect line scouting, construction and improvement in all divisions in preparation for burning. Check fire spread as necessary. Prepare logistical support for fireline suppression operations and additional spike camps.|
|Wind Conditions||4 mph SW|