New fire near Quincy is called the Fly Fire

A fire broke out this afternoon in Butterfly Valley which is near Keddie on Highway 70. It immediately forced evacuations that have crept into Quincy and prompted the closure of Highway 70 going west out of Quincy.

Resources are being diverted to the fire. The cause is not definitively known at this time.

It is being hit heavy at this time with fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

The view of the Fly Fire from Bucks Lake Road just west of the Plumas County Courthouse. Photo by Debra Moore