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Sheep Fire

Unit Information

Plumas National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
159 Lawrence Street
Quincy, CA 95971

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Incident Contact

North Complex Fire Information
Phone: 530-316-4487
Hours: Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm

Highlighted Activity

09/07/2020 Morning Update, September 7
Sheep Fire – Morning Update Acres: 29,570 Containment: 90% Resources:   Engines: 34 Hand crews: 9 Helicopters: 1 Fixed wing aircraft: as needed   Water tenders: 23 Dozers: 10 Other heavy...
News - 09/07/2020
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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:

29,570 acres
100% contained

Smoke conditions vary with fire activity, air quality information is available at

Forest Closures
Lassen and Plumas National Forests have enacted Sheep Fire Closure Orders, the boundaries and map are outlined at

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday August 17th, 2020 approx. 02:15 PM
LocationHennignan's Sheep Camp, PNF
Incident CommanderDaren Dalrymple (CAIIMT10)and
Coordinates40.279 latitude, -120.761 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel180
Size29,570 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday September 12th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Significant Events



Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.

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