Bagley Fire: Over 11,000 acres 5% containment.

Notice: There will be a community meeting on Sunday August 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Big Bend Community Club on 30284 Hot Springs Road in Big Bend, CA. Fire officials will be on hand to update the community on the status of the Bagley Fire.

Incident Overview

image of map showing the perimeter of the Bagley Fire - August 23
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The Bagley Fire continues to burn in a remote area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The fire is approximately 7 miles west of the community of Big Bend, CA. and north of Highway 299. Today crews encountered fire burning steadily in heavy timber and brushy fuels with moderate rates of spread. Long travel times and poor access are requiring crews to camp out at “spike” camps (see glossary link at right). Tonight crews plan to burn out on the north end of the fire tonight; check the fire spread along the flanks of the rest of the fire and provide logistical support for fireline suppression operations. Additional fire crews have been arriving throughout the day to help support firefighting operations.

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 771
Size 11,083 acres
Percent Contained 5%
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 active fire behavior all night long. Steadily burning heavy timber and brush fuels with moderate rates of spread, isolated single tree & group torching and moderate-range spotting.
Significant Events The burnout operations on the north flank are holding.


Planned Actions Continue and hold burnout in Division G on north end of fire tonight. Continue indirect line scouting, construction and improvement in all divisions in preparation for burning. Check fire spread as necessary. Continue logistical support for fireline suppression operations and additional spike camps.
Growth Potential High
Terrain Difficulty Extreme
Remarks Acres burned: US Forest Service = 6,850 Private lands: 4,503

Current Weather

Wind Conditions 4 mph SW
Temperature 60 degrees
Humidity 40%

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

Bagley Fire Information
Phone: 800-923-7316

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