Bagley Fire Update: 46,000 acres, nearly 72 sq. miles, 100% containment

 The fire is still active but the growth potential is low. Thank you Firefighters! 

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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 recreationists 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.


Basic Information

Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Saturday August 18th, 2012 approx. 10:07 AM
Location 4 miles west of Big Bend, CA
Incident Commander David Cooper

Current Situation

Total Personnel 458
Size 46,011 acres
Percent Contained 100%
Estimated Containment Date Saturday September 15th, 2012 approx. 06:00 PM
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 Generally, smoke on the fire is being generated by deeply imbedded heat within thick duff, stump holes and large fuels.
Significant Events Forest Service road closures remain in effect.


Planned Actions Continue suppression repair efforts to minimize future sediment issues due to runoff into the McCloud River corridor. Continue mop-up, line improvement and suppressiopn repair. general actions will include: grading, pulling ditches, pulling back side cast and berms, and re-establishing rolling dips, and cleaning culvert inlets. Support READ and BAER operations with logistical needs.
Growth Potential Low
Terrain Difficulty Extreme
Remarks Significant progress has been made in all phases of fire line suppression repair, concentrating on areas nearest the perimeter and working interior. Water quality and fisheries continue to be a major concern for suppression repair efforts along the McCloud River. Bagley incident will independently manage fire suppression repair on the Ward fire and will continue to support it operationally and logistically. Federal acres burned: 32,208 Non-federal: 13,803. Two helicopters, one light and one medium remain on the Bagley Incident.

Current Weather

Wind Conditions 5 mph SW
Temperature 54-64 degrees
Humidity 40-70%

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