MORE than 115 firefighters are working to contain the fire burning 12km west of Sussex Inlet.
Higher temperatures and stronger winds are predicted for today and Saturday.
Sussex Inlet, Wandandian and areas further south may be impacted by fire in the next few days.
Firefighting crews successfully undertook back-burning operations overnight, with more continuing today while conditions allow.
Incident controller Ian Stewart said firefighters were working on a major back-burning operation around the Twelve Mile Peg Road area near Jerrawangala.
“Last night we concentrated on the south-eastern area of the fire, where there are no containment lines and that is the area of concern.
“The worst day predicted at this stage is Saturday. If we can keep the active fire to the west of the highway we’re in pretty good stead.
“Today we are doing a lot of planning to get information to communities and I encourage people to listen to their radio and keep an eye on the RFS website,” he said.
The Deans Gap fire has now burnt about 8400 hectares.