EUREKA - The Gibralter Ridge Fire located seven miles east of Eureka has burned over 8,900 acres.
The fire progressed south along Williams Creek toward Locke, Mountain. Fire managers will evaluate fire activity in the area and use helicopters or aircraft to check fire growth. Crews are continuing to prep Grave Creek Road and will remain in the area to patrol and mop up hot spots.
A pre-evacuation warning remains in effect for the Sherman Creek, Griffith Creek, Therriault Pass Road, Stevens Creek, Glen Lake and the Sinclair Creek areas.
Grave Creek Road and the Ten Lakes Recreation area are closed above the Grave Creek/Foothills Road junction.
There are now 65 people battling the blaze that's 27% contained.