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Barry Point Fire nearly contained

Lake County's Barry Point Fire, which has grown to over 93,000 acres since an Aug. 6 lightning strike ignited it, is at 95 percent containment, according to the InciWeb.org fire information website.

Fire crews expect to have it fully corralled by midnight. Further growth potential has dropped to "low," officials said.

The fire has burned 93,701 acres of wildland 22 miles southwest of the city of Lakeview, about 175 miles east of Medford. Over 500 crew members continue to fight the blaze.

The fire necessitated evacuations of Drew's Lake and the south side of Highway 140 from Drews Gap to Andy Hill Road. Some water lines were damaged, but no actual structures were hit. An additional lightning strike caused a second fire to roar to life Aug. 17, but crews contained it.

Road closures are still in effect in the Fremont-Winema and Modoc national forests. The James Campground at Modoc National Forest also remains closed.

— Ryan Pfeil