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Fire Near Quincy Holding For Now

US Forest Service-Plumas National Forest

US Forest Service-Plumas National Forest

UPDATE, 5:03 P.M.: The Minerva Fire south of Quincy has burned 1,050 acres and is 15 percent contained. 

Follow updates here: Minerva Fire

Original Post: Plumas National Forest officials say a fire that has burned about 1,000 acres just south of Quincy is holding relatively stable for the moment. 

The Minerva Fire ignited Saturday morning from multiple starts that merged together, says Leslie Edmund with Plumas National Forest, the lead agency on the fire.  

Eighteen hundred firefighters are working to control the blaze.

No evacuations have been ordered, but officials say engines have been placed in Quincy and teams are evaluating neighborhoods in case the fire does move closer to homes.

The fire had minimal spread Sunday and crews are hoping with similar weather conditions today, they will be able to keep it moderated, Edmund says. 

Air tankers and helicopters are being used to douse the blaze, along with Super Scoopers that are shuttling water from nearby Bucks Lake.

The cause is under investigation.

For updates, visit the Forest Service Incident Information Page.

Sally Schilling

Reporter/Podcast Producer

Sally Schilling is a Davis native and a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has reported on redwood poachers robbing national forests in Humboldt County and the dangers of melting tropical glaciers in the Peruvian Andes.  Read Full Bio 

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