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Highway 70 open with controlled traffic

Highway 70 was closed last evening but is again open with controlled traffic. The situation could change as firefighters continue to battle the Murphy Fire near Belden, which broke out Tuesday, Aug. 7. It held steady at 100 acres yesterday; new numbers will be posted this morning as they are released. The fire is burning in steep, rocky terrain. Yesterday the Red Cross opened an evacuation center at the Vets Hall on Lawrence Street in Quincy and voluntary evacuations were issued for Belden, Maggie’s Maple Leaf and Little Haven.

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