Barry Point Fire Tour: Initial Response

Trees Burning in Forest Fire


This week, Viewing the Basin’s Cory Edmondson joined about 50 others on a tour of the area scorched by last month’s Barry Point Fire. In his continuing review of the fire’s damage, Cory discusses the initial response to the blaze.

In the first weekend in August, a lightning storm sparked a fire in Lake county. Fremont-Winema Supervisor Fred Way says crews spotted the fire the day after it started and had a very heavy response.

Way says during the night, fires typically lay down and it’s an opportunity for crews to get ahead of it. However, the Barry Point fire covered a lot of ground at night.

About 93,000 acres in Lake and Modoc Counties were damaged in last month’s wildfire.