Crews respond to fire west of 70 in Dixie Fire burn scar UPDATED

7:22 p.m. update: The Keddie Fire is now contained at 1.2 acres.

5:25 p.m. update: The fire, which is now being called the Keddie Fire is holding at 1 acre. Crews are constructing hand line and hose lay around it. Motorists are advised to use caution.

5 p,m. update: The fire is staffed with engines, hand crews and a helicopter.

Plumas National Forest firefighters responded to a report of smoke near Keddie this afternoon. According to a Plumas spokesperson, the fire is at 1 acre, west of Highway 70, within the Dixie Fire burn scar. The fire is burning in needle cast with limited vegetation. The current rate of spread is low, unless wind becomes a factor.