The Minerva Fire is now 85 percent contained. This photo taken by Mike Chambers offers a ray of hope that the worst is over and acknowledges the heart that firefighters put into their work.

Good news on fires

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.

4 thoughts on “Good news on fires

  • August 8, 2017 at 8:01 am
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    So happy to here that thank you USFS, CDF,And all the fire Fighters up there
    Looks like my Vacation will be a happy one this year less than two weeks to go
    Then I will be in Quincy

  • August 8, 2017 at 8:31 am
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    The article speaks of the “Heart of the firefighters” . Mike Chambers did a great job capturing the “Heart” of the firefighters in his photo! Beautiful shot.

  • August 8, 2017 at 3:01 pm
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    Can’t say enough good things about the efforts of all firefighters and every one involved. Thank you all!!

  • August 8, 2017 at 4:23 pm
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    Also a huge shout out to all the law enforcement, USFS, volunteers and dispatchers who accompanied the fire fighters and kept the town in order and updated the local newspaper of the fire status several times a day. They did a fantastic job! All the officials worked together to assure the residents were safe. This fire came close, but not nearly as close as this community/town is. The whole town rallied together to assist and support in anyway they knew how. I can only hope that some of these firefighters and officials can come back to be in the fair parade on Main Street. A Quincy heroes welcome so all that will be on Main Street that day to watch the parade can really show their gratitude and appreciation in person. Quincy residence are a proud people who work together daily to make this one of the best towns in this Country to live in. We are all blessed and have a lot to be thankful for! Now we call all breathe easy for awhile and continue living our daily lives, knowing we have great firefighters and a great law enforcement keeping us safe and caring about all of us. 🙂 Thank you!

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