July 24, 2014
(AP)-Firefighters have strengthened lines protecting about 20 rural homes outside Lakeview, but an evacuation advisory remains in force for those and a dozen more.
Fire spokeswoman Renee Synder said Wednesday that they hope to soon tell residents of the homes around Drews Reservoir that it is safe to go home.
Meanwhile, the Barry Point fire continues to grow on the southern end in California, where it is burning timber and sagebrush on the Modoc National Forest. It remains 25 percent contained at 92 square miles.
Snyder says firefighters were able to protect the Crowder Flat Guard Station, a local landmark, from the advancing flames.
The fire is one of four major blazes still burning across Oregon since a series of lightning storms last week. The weather remains hot and dry.