Murphy Fire Update from Forest Service “fire in the canyon” effecting Hwy 70

Thursday 8-9-18 noon

While we are not showing a containment at this moment, there is a lot of black area within and around the fire. Crew are working to connect portions of line around the still actively burning fire.


Please note the new phone number and email address.


Other key points:

  • Initial voluntary evacuations (precautionary warnings) were lifted 6:00pm on August 9; the Red Cross Evacuation Center was closed.
  • CA Highway 70 is open.
  • All campgrounds and local businesses are open.
  • The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Belden north to Highway 36.
  • Small trails in the area also remain closed including: Indian Springs, Ben Lomond, Chambers & Yellow.

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