Wildfire Update: Trails reopened in National Forests

Tanker_Barry_Point Fire


LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — The National Incident Team working on the Barry Point Fire said earlier this week they expect to fully contain the wildfire by Saturday.

As the lightning caused wildfire reaches its final stages, Fire Information Officer Jim Whittington says if you see smoke, it’s not from the Barry Point Fire.

Meanwhile, Fire Information Officer Ashley Dubrey says firefighters are starting to leave the area.

The Barry Point Fire, which started earlier this month, has torched over 90,000 acres in Lake County and California’s Modoc County.

The last report from the National Incident Team says the fire is at 70 percent containment and with the fire slowing, the Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation Team has arrived and created a plan for the burned area.

Wilderness Trails Reopened

The Fremont-Winema National Forest announced Thursday that the Cold Springs Trail Head and all trails in the Sky Lakes Wilderness are open. Those areas were closed earlier this month due to the Sky Lakes Wilderness fire that burned over 20 acres through August 17.