Wolf Creek Fire 50% contained, 32.5 acres

The Wolf Creek Fire
The Wolf Creek Fire(The U.S. Forest Service)
Published: Sep. 14, 2023 at 3:13 PM PDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2023 at 8:46 PM PDT
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MARKLEEVILLE, California (KOLO) - SEPT. 14 8:30 P.M. UPDATE: Containment on the Wolf Creek Fire in California’s Alpine County increased to 50 percent by Thursday night.

More accurate mapping puts the fire at 32.5 acres.

It is burning near Markleeville but there is no immediate threat to Markleeville or the surrounding areas, Alpine County reported.

The Wolf Creek Campgrounds were evacuated and people are asked to avoid Wolf Creek Road.

Two structures are threatened.

ORIGINAL STORY: Fire crews continue to battle the Wolf Creek Fire, burning south of Markleeville, California.

Crews from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, CalFire, BLM, and the Nevada Department of Forestry have all responded to the blaze, which was initially reported near the Wolf Creek Campground on the Carson Ranger District around 10:00 p.m. Monday.

The cause remains unknown and is under investigation. As of Wednesday morning, the fire is 35 acres and is 25% contained.

Possible thunderstorms moving through the area are posing safety concerns by creating downdrafts and gusty winds over the fire area, intensifying the potential risk the fire poses.