Ore. evacuation orders lifted for Barry Point Fire



LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Due to the threat from the Barry Point Fire, some Lake County residents were told to evacuate. Now, the National Incident Management Team says all evacuation notices in Oregon have been lifted, but in California’s Modoc County, a few evacuation notices remain.

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Fire Information Officer Lucinda Nolan says the weather plays a huge factor in the Barry Point Fire. Sometimes it will factor positively, much like it did over the weekend.

More water fell from the sky because the Oregon National Guard arrived with three helicopters capable of dropping water to assist the firefighting effort. Nolan says in the next few days Mother Nature might not be so nice.

Residents can expect to view more smoke because those anticipated winds will push smoke from the Barry Point fire and several other large wildfires in the Basin.

Holloway Fire Nearly 100 Percent Contained

The Oregon Department of Forestry says the fire burning more than a combined 460,000 acres in Oregon and Nevada is nearly 100 percent contained.

The lightning-caused Holloway fire started earlier this month.

Photo: Fremont-Winema National Forest