Murphy Fire now 90 percent contained

Great news. The Forest Service is reporting that the Murphy Fire is now 90 percent contained and still holding at 117 acres.

Firefighters have been camping on the hill overnight and they’ll be up there again today and tonight, making sure the fire continues to behave. Some crews will be shifting out today to be replaced by the Plumas Hotshots who will join the Feather River Hotshots.

The fire, which broke out in the early morning hours of Aug. 7 northwest of Belden in the Feather River Canyon prompted the voluntary evacuation of that area as well as Maggie’s Maple Leaf and Little Haven. Those calls have been lifted. Highway 70 remains open.

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4 thoughts on “Murphy Fire now 90 percent contained

  • August 11, 2018 at 10:21 am
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    THANK YOU does not seem enough to express our true appreciation of the exhausting work done by the fire fighters (on the ground, in the air, and all the unsung support that help make everything work). However, until we can come up with a better phrase, “Thank you!”

  • August 11, 2018 at 11:29 am
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    YES, definitely a big THANK YOU to all who have done such a great job for the rest of us!
    And, thanks to Debra Moore for posting this new information. Plumas News is timely keeping everyone informed.

  • August 11, 2018 at 2:22 pm
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    THANK YOU TO ALL FIREFIGHTERS AND A GREAT JOB DONE TO FROM WHAT I HEAR! Really do appreciate the updates Debra Moore you have given too! THANK YOU ALSO, FROM A FORMER QUINCY RESIDENT.

  • August 12, 2018 at 5:02 pm
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    Thank you firefighters! You are our heroes!!

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