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93,000 Acre Fire near Lakeview is Now Fully Contained


A very large wildfire near Lakeview is now 100 percent contained. But a fire spokeswoman says we could still get a lot of smoke from the fire in Central Oregon.
 
Full containment means a fire line is completed around the fire's edges and it's not expected to spread further.
 
Spokesperson Lucinda Nolan says the Barry Point Fire started on August 6th by a lightning strike.
 
She spoke to 1110 KBND news Tuesday morning.  
 
 "the fire started in the fremont winema national forest above lakeview oregon. it has grown to about 92,000 acres and it crossed over to the modoc national forest which is by alturas california- the fire is still burning in the interior part of the fire- and we do have 100 percent containment- so we'll continue to see smoke until we get a weather changing event such as rain or snow."
 
Even though its now 100 percent contained area and road closures in California and Oregon are still in effect to provide for public and firefighter safety.
 

Fire crews are still mopping up hot spots just in case winds kick up and threaten to push the flames past the containment line.

 

No structures were damaged in the blaze, though two injuries were reported. One was a spider bite and the other was a steam injury to a firefighter putting water on a hot spot.  About 500 firefighters remain on the line today.

 


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