September 8, 2020: This will be the final update for the Sheep Fire unless conditions change.
The Sheep Fire started on August 17 as a result of lightning. As of 6 a.m. on Sept. 9, it is:
Smoke conditions vary with fire activity, air quality information is available at https://fire.airnow.gov/.
Lassen and Plumas National Forests have enacted Sheep Fire Closure Orders, the boundaries and map are outlined at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/lassen/home.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday August 17th, 2020 approx. 02:15 PM|
|Location||Hennignan's Sheep Camp, PNF|
|Incident Commander||Daren Dalrymple (CAIIMT10)and|
|Coordinates||40.279 latitude, -120.761 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday September 12th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM|
fire suppression and Burned Area Emergency Response repair operations will continue in divisions.
The Sheep Fire originated in Plumas County, but a majority of the fire is located in Lassen County.
A significant change in the weather will occur today through Wednesday. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from 1300 Monday through 1100 Tuesday for gusty winds and low humidity. A Fire Weather Watch is in place for Tuesday and Wednesday for continuing gusty winds and low humidity. The Red Flag warning covers most of the state of California.