QUINCY, California – August 10, 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.
The fire showed minimal growth overnight. Firefighters will continue direct line construction along the fire’s active edge today, mopping up and checking for hot spots that could threaten containment. The area remains under a red flag warning until 11 p.m. on Saturday due to hot, dry, breezy conditions.
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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