A wildfire burning in southern Oregon is forcing evacuations now in northern California.
The Barry Point Fire has ripped through nearly 44,000 acres, according to firefighters.
It was started by lightning on Aug. 6 about 22 miles southwest of Lakeview.
Firefighters said it was very active Tuesday at the south end of the fire. Evacuations were ordered in California, six miles south of the border with Oregon.
A large column of smoke is visible to anyone living in the area or passing through.
More than 1,400 people are working on controlling the fire, along with dozers and helicopters.
The fire was 25 percent contained Tuesday evening. The estimated containment date is Aug. 23, but crews said the potential for growth remains high.
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