10 a.m. update: The outpouring of support from Quincy residents to the firefighters has captured the notice of the LA Times, which released this story on its website today: www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-quincy-minerva-fire-20170807-story.html
Incident Command is reporting that the Minerva Fire is now 85 percent contained. It stands at 4,310 acres with 1,258 personnel working on it. Areas of unburned fuel continue to burn within the fire’s footprint with short runs of ground fire and torching of some single trees. Mop-up operations will continue and crews will work on the containment lines.
The Chilcoot Fire is 100 percent contained, as are the fires in Dixie Valley and Grizzly Ridge that broke out Sunday due to lightning. All other fires have lines around them. Air recon continues to fly to look for new starts as a result of recent lightning.