Engines line Coburn Street and supply hose to the home that is accessed via Harbison Street. Quincy Fire was joined by crews from around the state who were eating dinner nearby. Photo by Debra Moore

Engines converge on downtown Quincy for house fire UPDATED

A view from Coburn Street of tonight’s house fire. Photo by Michael Yalung





UPDATE: Quincy Fire wants to thank the fire departments from Meadow Valley, Bucks Lake, Lodi, LA City Fire, Turlock, Fresno and Sac City, as well as the Plumas National Forest and the PDH Careflight crew for their assistance. At the time of the fire, a medical aid in the neighborhood was also handled at the scene with so many professionals present.

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol were also on scene controlling traffic and assisting.

Two adults and a child have been displaced by the fire.

Original story: When the sirens began, social media filled with reports of multiple structures on fire in the  area of Jackson, Coburn and Harbison streets in downtown Quincy, sparking speculation that the museum could be on fire along with other buildings.


Those streets were blocked off and there were many engines and firefighters, but thankfully the fire was contained to one single home tucked in between Harbison and Coburn streets. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze that broke out around 7:30 p.m. and were removing portions of the roof to ensure that the fire was completely out.

Quincy Fire responded along with crews from Los Angeles Fire Department, who just happened to be eating dinner nearby and jumped into help. The Forest Service also joined in the fight.

Neighbors said they saw sparks and feared the worst — that the Claremont Fire had sprung to life behind Quincy, but that was definitely not the case. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

More information about this fire will be reported tomorrow.

An engine sits behind the home that is accessed from Harbison Street just before it makes the turn to become Alder Street. The home that was on fire is in front and just to the left of the engine. Photo by Debra Moore
Quincy volunteer firefighters work on the single home fire tonight, Sept. 10. They quickly put out the fire and stopped it from spreading to multiple nearby structures. Photo by Debra Moore