The fast burning Barry Point Fire, burning 22 miles southwest of Lakeview has burned a total of 79,000 acres; over 8500 of those acres are on private land.
Rod Nichols with the Oregon Department of Forestry says that fire and all the others were caused by lightning strikes; but with the hot-dry conditions, he issues a warning to recreators: "Firefighting resources are stretched really thin across the entire west, including Oregon. And we just ask people who are planning to out in the forest for recreation to be especially careful with fire, because we don't want to add on top of all these other fires some human caused fires that would further push the firefighters and make it harder to get these fires out."
Nichols adds that smoking materials should be contained to inside building or cars and to use extra care when extinguishing them.
The Waterfall 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation is currently uncontained; and the Holloway Fire has burned a total of over 536,000 acres and about half of those are in Oregon.