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7/31/2017 - Minerva Fire Burns Near Quincy
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The Minerva Fire, actively burning near Quincy, now totals at 700 acres.
Firefighters are having success working on fire line in the West Fork of the Mill Creek drainage, with extensive air support.
Quincy residents are likely seeing the giant, mosquito-like, Sky Crane, with its snorkel which sucks up water into its belly tank.
Structure firefighters are assessing neighborhoods in Quincy and nearby areas to determine how to best protect structures if the need arises.
Currently the fire is still above the 24N20 Road (Watershed Road), but it is slowly backing towards it.
Crews are working along the length of the road to clear brush.
Crews are also building direct line along the flanks of the fire.
The hot, dry, burn period in the late afternoon will be a critical juncture in this phase of the fire.
Smoke is now moving out towards Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake, however there are no threats to those communities at this time.
There are still no evacuations, however residents are reminded to be prepared to evacuate at any time in case the need arises.
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