Barry Point Fire Near Lakeview

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Drivers in eastern Oregon are being slowed by a lot of smoke coming off of the Barry Point Fire, burning 22 miles southwest of Lakeview.

The Barry Point Fire is currently estimated at 1,700 acres burning on the Fremont-Winema National Forest and private lands. Fire fighters believe it was started by lightning Monday afternoon.

Because of the heavy dead and down fuels and steep, rocky terrain this fire is burning, the potential for growth is high.