Fly Fire has burned 3,800 acres with 5% containment

New evacuation orders and evacuation warnings have been issued in Plumas County.

Posted: Jul 22, 2021 8:59 PM
Updated: Jul 25, 2021 6:57 PM

The Fly Fire is now part of the East Zone of the Dixie Fire. CLICK HERE to read the article about the Dixie Fire.


PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. - The Fly Fire has burned approximately 3,800 acres and is now 5% contained, according to CAL FIRE. 

The U.S. Forest Service reported Friday morning that the fire was 1,650 acres with 0% containment.

On Thursday night, the Fly Fire burned 1,200 acres with 0% containment, according to CAL FIRE Butte Public Information Officer Rick Carhart.

The fire, located off Hwy 70 and Butterfly Valley-Twain Rd, north of Quincy is prompting mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation warnings.

The Plumas District Hospital is transferring patients to Eastern Plumas Health Care, according to Plumas District Hospital.

The emergency room is still operational and the hospital is planning to keep its clinics open tomorrow. 

Evacuation Orders:

  • Taylorsville - Arlington Road to Highway 89

Those living in the area under evacuation order are told to leave the area immediately and evacuate toward Chester.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • West Quincy from top of cemetery hill including Quincy Junction to Mt. Hough Rd. and everything west
  • Genesee Valley, southeast of Taylorsville up the Antelope Lake Rd and everything south to Brady’s Camp
  • North and Eastern parts of Indian Valley including Pecks Valley Rd. east to North Arm and Diamond Mountain Rd

People living in the areas under an evacuation warning are told to make preparations to evacuate, according to the Plumas County Sheriff's Office.

Those with special needs living in the areas under an evacuation warning should evacuate now, according to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have large animals and live in an area under the evacuation warning, you are directed to make arrangements to move them immediately.

Evacuation shelters

The shelter in Chester is at max capacity, according to the Plumas County Sheriff's Office.

There are two additional shelters that have been set up. 

  • 19725 Ridge Rd in Red Bluff
  • 59 Bell Lane at the Springs of Hope Christian church in Quincy

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

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