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Published: Thursday, August 9, 2012, 4:55 p.m.

Campground evacuated in S. Ore. wildfire

MEDFORD, Ore. -- A Forest Service campground has been closed, and residents of two homes were warned about increased danger as a forest fire grew in southern Lake County near the Nevada border.
Forest Service officials didn't know how many people were in the Dog Lake Campground on Wednesday night when officers passed on the word to evacuate. The number of camping spots was estimated at 20.
The privately owned homes are what are known as inholdings on the Fremont-Winema National Forest.
The Barry Point fire area has grown to about 3 square miles. The daily fire report said it had a high potential to spread. A spokeswoman said at midday there's no accurate containment estimate.
The fire threatened a lookout tower, which got a protective wrapping.
The fire is southwest of Lakeview.
Story tags » Forest Fire

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