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Murphy Fire

Unit Information

Plumas National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
159 Lawrence Street
Quincy, CA 95971

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Fire Information
Phone: 530-616-8787
Hours: 7am to 10pm

Highlighted Activity

08/12/2018 Murphy Fire FINAL Update 8_12_18
THIS WILL BE THE LAST UPDATE ON THE MURPHY FIRE UNLESS CONDITIONS CHANGE. Please refer to for any future updates.QUINCY, California – As of August 12, 2018, the...
News - 08/12/2018

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday August 07th, 2018 approx. 12:15 AM
Location1.5 miles west of Belden, California, in the Feather River Canyon
Incident CommanderDaren Dalrymple, NorCal Team 2
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates40.011 latitude, -121.27 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel252
Size117 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained98%
Fuels Involved

Timber, brush, grass, snags, and down large woody material

Significant Events

NorCal Team 2 will transition command of the Murphy Fire to the Plumas NF at 6am on Monday, August 13, 2018.



The Murphy Fire is burning in 2000 Storrie Fire scar in an area that reburned in 2008 and most recently in 2012.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns