LAKEVIEW, Ore. -- Fire crews have 30 percent of the Barry Point Fire contained and the southern parts of the fire remain challenging for firefighters.
To date, the fire has burned more than 79,000 acres. It started on Aug. 6 after a lightning storm moved through the area. The fire is 22 miles west of Lakeview.
Firefighters on the southern edge of the fire are dealing with rugged terrain and "active fire behavior," according to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service.
Crews are also dealing with critically dry fuels and high temperatures.
However, the Forest Service will be able to move resources to this area since fighters have gotten control of the north and northwest flanks of the fires.
The Forest Service says firefighters have made good progress in these areas and are now in patrol mode.
There are safety concerns. Fire officials are worried about heat exhaustion, associated heat illness, smoke, poor visibility, narrow roads and firefighter fatigue.
Evacuations are in place for Drews Lake and the southside of Highway 140 from Drews Gap to Andy Hill Road and down the west side of Westside Roads. Those evacuations will remain in place through the weekend.
There are also evacuation orders for the west shore of Goose Lake from the California-Oregon boarder south to Forest Road 73.
More than 1,347 firefighters are working to squelch the fire. Five helicopters have been called in to help battle the flames.Click here to learn more about the Barry Point Fire