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Barry Point Fire one-quarter contained

LAKEVIEW — Fire crews have contained 25 percent of the 20,000-acre Barry Point Fire, 22 miles southwest of Lakeview on Fremont-Winema National Forest and private lands.

An Aug. 6 lightning strike started the blaze, which had grown to an estimated 20,270 acres as of this morning.

Incident Web, a fire-suppression website, says the fire's east and south flanks have been the most active due to winds, but lines along the northwest and west perimeters are holding.

Crews are currently clearing fuels from around structures in the area to provide defensible space, an Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team news release said. About 75 structures are threatened by the blaze, but none have caught fire so far, fire officials said.

No injuries have been reported so far, said Erica Hupp, spokeswoman for the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

Evacuation orders from the Lake County Sheriff's Department are still in effect for residents near Drews Reservoir. Advisory of a potential evacuation is in effect from Antelope Gap on the northeast end of Drews Reservoir south to Andy Hill Road.

Temperatures are expected to reach into the 90s today with southwest winds.

The Oregon Department of Forestry, Lake County Sheriff's Department, Lakeview police, American Red Cross, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Parks Service, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service are assisting.

More than 900 personnel are involved in suppression efforts.

— Ryan Pfeil