National Guard assisting with Barry Point Fire

Trees Burning in Forest Fire


LAKEVIEW, Ore. — The Barry Point Fire in Lake County and California’s Modoc County continues to burn, but the latest reports from the National Incident Team 2 show it is also nearly 50 percent contained.

The more than 93,000-acre, lightning-caused fire is now 46 percent contained as of Sunday morning. Earlier last week, Gov. John Kitzhaber declared a State of Emergency, allowing for National Guard helicopters to be used to assist with water drops.

The update also says favorable weather allowed crews to establish a line around the fire’s entire perimeter and the Antelope Fire east of Drews Reservoir is 100 percent contained.

Fire teams were expecting an increase in activity Sunday as fuel dried out, but with shorter burn periods as the humidity increases at night.