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.
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