QUINCY, California – September 27, 2016 - 3:00pm – The 375 Tobin Fire continues to hold on Tobin Ridge on the upper slopes of the north face of the Feather River Canyon above CA HWY 70 near Tobin. Fire spread is primarily lateral or along the sides or flanks of the fire.
Hwy 70 is currently open as are area campgrounds and businesses. Drivers should be alert for increased fire vehicle traffic in the area.
There is a temporary flight restriction (TFR) over the area; drone use is prohibited.
The fire was detected yesterday, September 26, at 9:30am. Air resources, including air tankers and helicopters, hit the fire hard yesterday to support ground resources, hotshot crews, engines, and dozers. Air attack resumed early this morning.
Today, active fire behavior is occurring with short-range spotting and uphill runs in heavy dead and down fuels from the previous 2000 Storrie and 2008 Canyon Complex Fires.
Legal location of fire start is Township 24, Range 6E, Section 17. The fire is located in the Feather River Canyon north of Hwy 70 to Tobin Ridge, east of Rock Creek and west of Jackass Creek.
A Type 2 Incident Management Team is in the process of transitioning with existing fire resources and will take command of the fire at 6:00 tomorrow morning. Fire teams supplement local fire resources during emergencies.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
For more information visit the website, http://inciweb.nwcg.gov, “Tobin Fire.”