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The CHP and Sheriff's Office personnel confer near the portion of Edwards Street cordoned off following a structure fire and possible criminal activity in Quincy this morning May 27. Photo by Debra Moore

Law enforcement, firefighters respond to Quincy home this morning UPDATED

3:45 p.m. UPDATE: The stabbing victim, James Cross, 71, succumbed to his injuries, and the suspect in the case, Owen Magers, has been arrested. Read more here.

10:50 a.m. UPDATE: Detective Steve Peay that there was a stabbing at the incident. The suspect is not at large.

Firefighters and law enforcement converged on a home tucked into the hillside west of the corner of Buchanan Street and Edwards Avenue in Quincy this morning just before 7 a.m. following reports of a fire and possible stabbing. Plumas News is awaiting verification from the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office on the latter, and this story will be updated when that information is known. In the meantime residents are advised to avoid the area. Yellow crime scene tape cordons off the portion of the roadway leading to the home on Edwards.

Frank Carey, who is set to be Quincy Fire’s new chief, said the fire was contained to one room in the structure, but the home suffered serious smoke damage. When asked if there were any occupants, Carey said that a woman was standing outside when they arrived.

Firefighters from Quincy and Meadow Valley, were still on site at 9:30 to ensure that there were no flareups. The home is located in a fairly wooded area in that neighborhood.

The CHP, Sheriff’s Office, along with Quincy and Meadow Valley firefighters responded to the area of Buchanan Street and Edwards Avenue in Quincy around 7 a.m. this morning, May 27. Photo by Debra Moore
Firefighters gather to debrief following this morning’s house fire on Edwards Avenue, located at the top of Buchanan Street. Photo by Debra Moore

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