By Elisabeth Smith

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.


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