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Murphy Fire AM Update 8_9_2018

Murphy Fire Wildfire
News – 8/9/2018

QUINCY, California – August 9, 2018 – The Murhpy Fire is located on the Plumas National Forest, in the Feather River Canyon north of Hwy 70. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

After a quiet night, the priority for firefighters today is to work on constructing fireline directly on the active fire’s edge. Structure protection will be in place along Hwy 70, and crews will also continue work on contingency lines from Little Haven north.

A Red Flag Warning will be in effect 2:00 p.m. today through 11:00 p.m. Saturday for gusty SW winds up to 35 mph and low humidity over higher terrain and ridges. Above normal temperatures with low daytime humidity and moderate poor overnight recoveries are expected over the next few days. Humidity today is predicted to be 14-19%, and temperatures ranging from 99-104 degrees.

Hwy 70 is open, as well as all Feather River Canyon campgrounds and local businesses. Please be cautious while driving the highway due to increased fire equipment traffic and expect delays. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Belden to Hwy 36. There is a temporary flight restriction (TFR) over the fire.

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