QUINCY, California – The Tobin Fire, burning in the Feather River Canyon north of Hwy 70, has had a small increase in acreage and a larger increase in containment. Currently, the fire is at 248 acres in size and 35 percent containment.
The U.S. Forest Service spent the night reinforcing fire lines on the northeastern edge of the fire. Forest Service officials said firefighters will also continue work on contingency lines.
The Tobin Fire is burning within the footprint of the 2000 Storrie Fire, and the vegetation in the area is primarily brush and snags left from that fire. These snags can present a hazard to firefighters.
Hwy 70 is open, as well as all Feather River Canyon campgrounds and local businesses.
Firefighters are asking citizens to be cautious while driving the highway due to increased fire equipment traffic.
There is a temporary flight restriction (TFR) over the fire, and roads within the fire may be closed or restricted for public and firefighter safety.