Fire crews are battling a 700 acre wildfire that is burning near Plumas National Forest. The Minerva Fire was reported at about 9 a.m. on Saturday in an area just south of Quincy, Calif.-about 82 miles northwest of Reno in Plumas County. The fire started with a cluster of wildfires. Three of the fires eventually merged together, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Structure protection was in place as crews worked to patrol neighborhoods in Quincy. Fire crews were concerned over breezy winds, low humidity and hot temperatures. But by Sunday afternoon, firefighters were able to work on a fire line in the West Fork of Mill Creek drainage. Authorities said Quincy residents are likely to see a "giant, mosquito-like, Sky Crane, with its snorkel, which sucks up water into its belly tank," according to a post on the U.S. Forest Service agency's Facebook page. The fire was still above Watershed Road, but was slowly backing towards it. Crews were working along the length of road to clear the nearby brush. Smoke was also moving toward Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake, but those communities were being threatened. More than 1,700 firefighters were on scene along with helicopters, air tankers, scoopers and several fire engines.