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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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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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