A wildfire is burning approximately 7 miles southeast of Happy Camp on the Klamath National Forest in the State of California.

Image of the Elk Fire burning on a steep mountain hillside
Credit | USFS

The fire was detected on April 4th around 1400 hours PT, which is burning in the drainage of Elk Creek. It has scorched 43 acres of timber and a high number of dead snags that are in an area where fire has impacted the area.

There about 200 firefighters from KNF and CAL FIRE, along with 5 crews, 12 engines, 1 dozer, 2 water tenders and 4 falling modules that have been deployed and are working currently on the fire line. Fire line construction has now been completed and personnel are focused on finishing mop-up operations.

Picture of a hoselay and the Elk Fire
Credit | USFS

The cause is unknown at this time and is still under investigation.

There has been a 75% containment status achieved at the time of this post.

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