EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — Air tankers responded to a fire that sparked near Elkins Flat in the Eldorado National Forest Tuesday afternoon.
The tankers dropped retardant on the fire that’s burned about a quarter acre in a remote area north Highway 88.
A spokesperson from the National Forest said the Leek Springs lookout spotted the smoke, prompting the quick response.
As of 5:45 p.m., the National Forest said all forward progress of the Elkins Fire has been stopped. Crews have since contained the fire.
The Elkins Fire is contained. Great work by our lookout who spotted the fire and all the firefighters who worked to contain it. pic.twitter.com/WHkhK3GrV4
— EldoradoNF (@EldoradoNF) September 23, 2020