Firefighters partially surround deadly California fire

  • Flames from the Elmo Fire burn around Dayton, Mont., on the western shore of Flathead Lake on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. (Hunter D'Antuono/Flathead Beacon via AP)

  • An aircraft dumps water on the edge of the Elmo Fire burning on the western shore of Flathead Lake, Mont., on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. (Hunter D'Antuono/Flathead Beacon via AP)

  • A sheriff’s deputy searches a scorched property following the McKinney Fire on Tuesday in Klamath National Forest, Calif. His team did not find any fire victims at the location. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. — Firefighters have gotten their first hold on California’s deadliest and most destructive fire of the year and expected that the blaze would remain stalled through the weekend.