Elk Hill Fire still burning; Type 2 team arrives

Elk Hill Fire, April 10, 2016 - USFS photo
Elk Hill Fire, April 10, 2016 – USFS photo

Firefighting personnel continue dealing with the Elk Hill Fire, a 1068-acre blaze burning in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Fifty people (up from 30 yesterday) are tied up with the effort so far. Three helicopters are making water drops. A Type 2 team is going in today.

The fire is still uncontained, although it doesn’t appear to be spreading significantly.

In general, not much has changed since our previous post, except for the increased number of folks on the ground.

Monitor the InciWeb page for more information.

Also, the Daily Inter Lake posted a pretty good write-up yesterday evening.