Due to more accurate mapping, the East Fork fire was estimated to be 1,156 acres as of Monday morning, according fire managers.
The fire, sparked by lightning last Thursday, continues to burn about 4.5 miles north of the Sterling Highway and 3.5 miles east of the nearest residential area on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Sterling.
On Sunday, firefighters were focused on walking the western perimeter of the fire and looking for any smoke or hot spots, and completely extinguishing any areas of heat detected.
There are 120 firefighters assigned to the fire, as well as two water-scooping aircraft and three helicopters.
— Staff report