The Creek Fire has grown by 4,235 acres as of Wednesday morning, compared to the from the previous day — burning a total of 378,701 acres since the fire ignited last month, U.S. Forest Service reported.
The blaze, which has been burning since Sept. 4, remains 63% contained. Full containment is expected by Oct. 31.
A top priority on Tuesday was to keep the fire from spreading, given high winds in the area.
“During the high winds of the last two days, the fire did spot across Fish Creek west of Pond Lilly Lake near the confluence of Fish Creek and Middle Fork of San Joaquin River,” according to the U.S. Forest Service.
“However, the location where this occurred is blocked from any additional forward progress by the 2018 Lions Fire scar, and a hotshot crew is in place to address any unanticipated movement.”