QUINCY, California – August 11, 2018 – The Murphy Fire is located on the Plumas National Forest, in the Feather River Canyon north of Hwy 70 and just west of Belden. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Firefighters again stayed on the fire overnight, monitoring for any spread and reinforcing lines. The fire remains at 117 acres and is now considered 90% contained. Firefighters will continue to mop up and improve lines today, removing any unused equipment from the fire area and repairing dozer lines to ensure that winter rains don’t cause erosion. Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke for some time as vegetation inside containment lines continues to burn.
Highway 70 is open to one-way controlled traffic, and all Feather River Canyon campgrounds and local businesses are open as well. Please be cautious while driving the highway due to increased fire equipment traffic, and expect delays. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Belden to Hwy 36. There is a temporary flight restriction (TFR) over the fire.
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