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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Fly, Quincy
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: PNF
  • Size (acres): 4,300
  • Percent Contained: 5%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 5, 2021
  • Personnel: 117
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Fly, Plumas NF, USFS. Four miles north of Quincy, CA.

The Fly Fire has merged with the Dixie Fire. All data related to the Fly Fire will now be reported under the Dixie Fire.

July 25, 2021 at 6:46 PM

The Fly Fire has merged with the Dixie Fire. All data related to the Fly Fire will now be reported under the Dixie Fire. Fire behavior remianed active today with today with long range spotting observed. Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for multiple communities. Threat to critical water and power infrastructure and critical communications infrastructure for CHP, Cal Fire, Fish and Wildlife, high. Rail lines closed and remain threatened. Highways 70, 89 and 32 have closures. Unified command with CAL Fire IMT 1 (Truax) and Type 1 CA Team 2 (Minton).

July 25, 2021 at 11:52 AM

The Fly Fire and the Dixie Fire have burned together. The Fly Fire has run to the top of Mt. Hough and is now expected to back down the mountain to the northeast. Preparations made around the communications infrastructure on the mountain top were successful in preventing fire damage. Firefighters are preparing fireline southwest of Taylorsville to protect the community as the fire advances. They are also working on dozer line across the top of the fire and burning operations may be necessary to protect the communities in this area. Firefighters will also be working at establishing fireline from Bucks Lake toward Twain. As conditions become safer a damage assessment team will survey the area to determine the extent of structure damage.

July 24, 2021 at 7:21 PM

Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for surrounding communities and Highway 70 is closed. Threat to private timber, rail lines, and to Feather River College. Road, area, and trail closures are in effect. Type 1 CA Team 2 in Command.

July 24, 2021 at 8:35 AM

Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect for surrounding communities and Highway 70 is closed. Threat to private timber, rail lines, and to Feather River College.

Road, area, and trail closures are in effect. Type 1 CA Team 2 in Command.

Conditions will become hotter and drier for today and Sunday as the Great Basin Ridge strengthens and builds west into the area. Minimum RH’s will drop into the upper single digits with little to no overnight recovery. The breezy SW afternoon winds will weaken slightly with the down canyon NE wind becoming more enhanced. The leading edge of a monsoonal moisture push will begin to approach the area on Sun increasing the potential for large pyrocumulus or cumulonimbus development over the fire area Sun afternoon and evening. Thunderstorm chances will increase Mon through Wed as monsoonal moisture surges push across the area.

July 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM

The Fly Fire reached nearly 2,800 acres and is expected to reach the peak of Mount Hough in the next 24 hours. Fire managers are assessing the structure protection needs of communities to the northeast of both the Fly and Dixie Fires.