Sheep Fire Update
7:00pm August 19, 2020
Location: Southwest of Susanville near Fleming Sheep Camp
Start Date: August 17, 2020
Current Size: 7,000 acres
Current Situation: The Sheep Fire is actively spreading to the northeast driven by gusty southwest winds. There are over 20 engines, 15 dozers, 2 helicopters, and a handcrew working on the fire. Firefighters working on the north side of the fire are constructing fire line on the main fire and on a spot fire. Contingency fire lines are being constructed between the fire and the Gold Run area. Crews are holding completed dozer line on the east side of the fire. CAL FIRE and local government cooperators continue to assist the Plumas National Forest resources in the fire fight. Smoky conditions exist in the area as a result of the Sheep Fire and numerous wildfires burning throughout the state. The Type 1 Incident Management Team ordered to support the Plumas National Forest with the North Complex, which includes the Sheep Fire, is expected to assume command of the fire tomorrow.
A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for all residences on Amesbury Drive beginning from Amesbury Drive at Jura Road and encompassing all roads south including Jura Road, Juro Road, and Morningstar Road.
A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for residents along Gold Run Road from Amesbury Drive west to the end of Gold Run.
A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for all residences on Old Archery Road, Old Scotts Logging Road, Childrens Road, and Oak Mountain Drive.
An Evacuation Warning has been issued for residents along the Gold Run Road west of Gunderson Road west to Amesbury Drive.
An Evacuation Warning has been issued for residents on the north side of Gold Run Road west of Richmond Road to Gunderson Road.
An Evacuation Warning has been issued for residents along both sides of Circle Drive from Richmond Road including all roads accessed from Circle Drive.
Deputies will be going door to door to make notification. People need to leave the evacuated area. Please use caution and be courteous to your neighbors. Drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel Residents needing assistance evacuating can call (530) 257-6121. Residents in need of shelter for themselves or animals, including large animals, can call the Emergency Shelter line at (530) 250-9088. For information on preparing for evacuations, please visit to www.readyforwildfire.org.
Gold Run Road is closed to non-residents.
Plumas County Road 213 is closed at the intersection of the 28N03 Road north to the Forest boundary where it turns into County Road 204. The 28N03 Road (the alternate route to Antelope Lake) remains open.