Elk Fire in Siskiyou County grows to 43 acres, now 98% contained

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — Fire crews have gotten the upper hand in the fight against the Elk Fire burning on the Klamath National Forest.

The Elk Fire first broke out Sunday, April 4th and has grown to 43 acres. It’s burning about 7 miles south east of the town of Happy Camp in steep, rugged terrain. At last check, the fire is 98% contained.

Roughly 200 firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire were assigned to the blaze, but officials say a significant number of resources were released Friday with the remaining crews mopping up the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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