The Bagley Wildfire in Northern California has burned right up to the eastern edge of the Lower McCloud River, and the wildfire’s official incident page makes it clear that’s where firefighters are making their stand:
Crews were successful holding the fire within the containment line across the fire. Infra-red shows several areas of active fire along the western flank backing down towards McCloud River and on the eastern flank above Iron Reservoir. Burnout operations south of Claiborne Creek were successful. There is still work to be done north of Claiborne Creek.
Firefighters will continue patrolling around the entire perimeter today. They will increase the depth of fire line in their efforts to mop up. Burnout operations will continue near Beetle Butte as conditions permit.
Moderated fire behavior is expected again today until the inversion lifts, early afternoon. Lower humidity and slightly higher temperatures are predicted in the fire area. Firefighters will look for any spot fires that could become active near or outside the containment line.
The Trout Underground reports on the Bagley Wildfire from the perspective of someone working it.
Meanwhile, fishermen will probably be most interested in hearing:
CalTrout is monitoring the fire, both for its immediate effects on the area and the long-term implications of increased sedimentation, loss of woody debris, other effects on fish and access, etc.
We’ll keep you updated on the progress of the fire, which hopefully won’t jump the river.