The Elk Fire is 100% contained as of April 9, 2021.
In the afternoon of Sunday, April 4, Klamath National Forest firefighters responded to a fire in the Elk Creek area, about seven miles southeast of the town of Happy Camp. CAL FIRE resources also responded with a helicopter and a fire crew.
Rugged terrain and numerous snags from previous fires in the area presented challenges for firefighters and, as of Monday morning (April 5, 2021), the #ElkFire had grown to 43acres.
About 25 firefighters are assigned to the Elk Fire, with one crew, two engines, and a water tender. Firefighters are patrolling firelines and mopping up.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Please remember to be careful with all potential ignition sources this spring. There is no rain in the forecast for the Klamath National Forest and conditions are unseasonably dry. Please do your part to prevent wildfires. Remember, one less spark, one less wildfire.