Update: Latest Lakeview fire size reported at over 40,000 acres

engines along Barry fire


Updated: Aug. 15, 2012, 8:30 a.m.

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — An updated information sheet from the Oregon 4 Interagency Incident Management Team has the Barry Point Fire at 43,677 acres and still only 25 percent contained.

The report lists the resources count now at over 1,400. The fire is pushing to the south and east and is into California’s Muldoon Mountain area. There is now a level three evacuation notice for those north of Beaver Dam Road.

The Associated Press reports residents on the west side of Goose Lake near the California border were advised to leave also.

A Fire spokeswoman says residents who don’t evacuate can cause problems with firefighting efforts.

Topography map of the Barry Point Fire

Aug. 14, 2012 – 6:30 a.m.

The combination of over 1,200 fire personnel, machinery and more reduced the acreage estimate Monday on the Barry Point Fire near Lakeview, dropping the estimated area from over 30,000 to just under 29,000.

The Oregon 4 Interagency Incident Management Team is asking for cooperation from the public to stay away from closed areas to protect personnel battling the fire.

The smoke blown toward Klamath Falls Sunday should shift to the south today, although smoke still in the forecast for the Klamath Falls area.

Bulldozer lines are being used south of Dog Lake Road to keep the fire from crossing it to the north.