Terrain Satellite
Elk 2021
34.6 mi
W of Yreka, CA
Last Updated:
9 mins, 26 secs ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:00 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 day, 8 hours ago

Incident Photo for the Elk 2021 Fire

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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Sunday April 04th, 2021 approx. 02:00 PM
Elk Creek area, approximately 7 miles southeast of Happy Camp, CA
Incident Commander:
Mario Gomez ICT3, Matt Prentiss ICT3(t)
Incident Description:
Wildfire In The Elk Creek Drainage Of The Happy Camp/oak Knoll Ranger District Of The Klamath National Forest
41.721, -123.296

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Fuels Involved:
Timber with many dead snags from previous fires

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Mop up, patrol

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
No precipitation forecasted

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Klamath National Forest
Email: klamathinfo@usda.gov
Phone: (530) 863-3092
Hours: M-F 8:00am - 5:00 pm
Fire Unit Information
Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097