New fires in Quincy, Lake Davis, Chilcoot, Paxton – California News

New fires in Quincy, Lake Davis, Chilcoot, Paxton – California News

This photo of the fire near Chilcoot was taken from Highway 70. Helicopters and ground crews are responding. Photo by Ron Jacobson

7 p.m. The Forest Service is reporting three fire starts above Paxton in the Feather River Canyon. One is about 10 feet by 20 feet and the other two are about one-quarter acre each. Low rate of speed and now wind on them. Air attack is above and air tanker is en route.

There is also a single tree fire reported in the Moonlight Fire footprint. Forest Service is responding.

5:45 p.m. update: The Plumas County Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for Chilcoot south of Highway 70. A voluntary evacuation order is issued for Chilcoot north of Highway 70 and for Vinton. A temporary evacuation center has been set up at the Vinton Grange Hall.

Plumas National Forest is responding to 2 new fires slightly southwest of Taylor Rock, roughly 4 air miles north of Massack Rest area (T25N, R10E, Sec 35 & T24N,R10E, Sec 2). Helicopters and engines are working the fires and report the fires are not spreading and will be taken care of quickly.

Another small fire was reported slightly earlier at Mahogany Ridge, north of Lake Davis at T25N,R13E,S28. Firefighters have responded.

A fourth fire near Chilcoot (T22N, R16E, Sec1) is a Tahoe NF fire and they are responding.



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