Containment at the East Fork Fire burning 12 miles south of Trego in Lincoln County is increasing.
The blaze is holding at just over 5,100 acres with containment growing from 15% to 20% as of Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023.
Fire managers report crews performed successful back-burning operations on the north and south sides of the fire on Tuesday.
Up to a ½" of rain fell overnight and another ½" to 1" of rain is expected throughout Wednesday.
There are 662 people assigned to the lightning-sparked East Fork Fire.