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Elk Fire 2021

Unit Information

Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097

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Incident Contact

Klamath National Forest
Email: klamathinfo@usda.gov
Phone: (530) 863-3092
Hours: M-F 8:00am - 5:00 pm

Update 04.06.2021

Elk Fire 2021 Wildfire
News – 4/6/2021

April 6, 2021 - As of this morning fire behavior on the Elk Fire has moderated significantly.  Estimated acreage remains at between 50 and 75 acres, without significant increase in the fire's size.  At this point, detailed mapping of the actual acreage has not been completed.

The firefighters on the incident are making good progress toward getting line around the fire.

Approximately 200 personnel are currently working on the fire:

  • 10 type-3 engines
  • 2 type-6 engines
  • 5 20-person hand crews
  • 1 wildland fire module
  • 1 dozer
  • 4 falling modules
  • 2 water tenders

As additional details become available, the information will be posted on this site.