Bagley Fire Update 8-21-12, 7:30 am: 3770 Acres, 0% Containment

!!LATEST BAGLEY FIRE UPDATE HERE. !! 8-22 12

This fire was estimated at 1000 acres yesterday morning, 230 acres the day before. ZERO percent containment. If the wind shifts, we could be in a bit of trouble…

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Bagley Complex Vicinity Map from 8/20/2012 showing relationship of the two fires in the Bagley Complex to local reference points
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Acres: 3,770

Percent Containment: 0%

Estimated Containment: August 30, 2012

Resources: Hand Crews: 10

Helicopters: 2

Dozers: 6

Water tenders: 6

Injuries: None

Fireline to Build: 25 miles

Total personnel assigned to the incident: 312

Additional Information: Call (530) 710-8627

Basic Information

Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Saturday August 18th, 2012 approx. 10:07 AM
Location 7 miles west of Big Bend CA
Incident Commander Whitcome

Current Situation

Total Personnel 312
Size 3,770 acres
Estimated Containment Date Thursday August 30th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved Timber litter and understory, brush and hardwood stands intermixed. Conifer stands have a heavy loading of dead and down material. High live to dead ratio in brush exists and conifer stands have a heavy loading of dead/down material. No historical fire history within the fire area.
Fire Behavior Nighttime fire behavior showed actively burning heavy timber and brush fuels with moderate rates of spread and isolated single tree torching.
Significant Events NorCal Team 1 (Whitcome) was in-briefed yesterday with USFS Type 3 organization and will assume command of the fire today (8/21) at 0600.

Outlook

Planned Actions Scout indirect fireline location. Continue direct and indirect line construction in all divisions, prepare logistical support for fireline suppression operations.
Growth Potential High
Terrain Difficulty High
Remarks Bagley and Fork fires were managed under the Bagley Complex (Incident# CA-SHF-002735) and Bagley fire will now be managed as a single fire under incident #CA-SHF-002744.

Current Weather

Wind Conditions 7 mph E
Temperature 59 degrees
Humidity 25%

Unit Information

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Shasta – Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

Incident Contact

Fire Information
Phone: 530 710 8627

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