QUINCY, California – August 9, 2018 – The Murphy Fire is located on the Plumas National Forest, in the Feather River Canyon north of Hwy 70 and just west of Belden. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Firefighters made good progress today constructing line directly along the fires edge along Murphy Creek on its western side, and Pauls Creek on the east. They also worked on contingency lines ahead of the active fire’s edge. Crews will stay on the fire overnight, carefully monitoring for spots across Highway 70 and around structures.
Highway 70 is open to one-way controlled traffic, and all Feather River Canyon campgrounds and local businesses are open as well. 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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