Fire crews putting out Highway 70 fire

Firefighters from the Plumas National Forest and Quincy Fire Department were putting out an early afternoon blaze Monday, July 29, along Highway 70 near Chandler road and Black Hawk road.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it appears to have started right along the edge of Highway 70. It then quickly started burning up hill.

Traffic was blocked in both directions while fire crews and equipment were along the roadside.