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Sheep Fire

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

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North Complex Fire Information
Email: 2020.NorthComplex.Info@firenet.gov
Phone: 530-316-4487
Hours: Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm

Sheep Fire PM UPDATE 8-31-2020

Sheep Fire Wildfire
News – 8/31/2020

Sheep Fire – Evening Update 


Acres: 29,527 Contained: 64% 

Resources: 18 dozers, 83 engines, 10 hand crews, 6 helicopters, 25 water tenders, 4 other heavy equipment, and 682 total personnel.  

Community boards: Fire staff are posting information daily throughout the communities impacted by the North Complex fires. Find out where here: https://arcg.is/18vnSe 


Current Situation: All evacuations in Lassen County related to the Sheep fire have been lifted. 

The following are instructions for residents returning home from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office: 

Please use caution, reduce your speed, drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel and fire equipment. 

Remember, just because the flames are out doesn’t mean the danger is over.  Damaged trees, structural damage, and flash flooding are just some of the dangers that exist after a wildfire. Do not put yourself or your loved ones in danger by exploring.  Expect to see hotspots and smoke for some time.  Do not call 911 unless there is an immediate threat to life or property. 

Firefighters had another successful day keeping the fire in place and mopping up the remaining spots from previous days on the Sheep Fire. The spots were near Aspen Flat along the fire’s southern edge and west of Indicator Peak on the west side and have been lined and mopped up. Crews will focus on mopping up any lingering heat sources and ensuring the protection of surrounding communities. 


Weather: The Sheep Fire saw warmer and drier weather conditions and light northerly winds. Easterly winds will move into the area this evening with moderate humidity levels.  

Tomorrow, east winds will continue but diminish throughout the day. High temperatures and lower humidity will return and be similar to today. 


Air Quality: Northerly winds brought clear air for a portion of the day today, but communities downwind of the fire did not see much relief. Tomorrow’s east wind will bring poorer air quality for communities to the west. The greatest impacts again are seen closest to the fire, with Quincy and Portola seeing the highest smoke concentrations.  


Closures/Evacuation Changes: Lassen County – All Evacuation Orders in Lassen County related to the Sheep fire have been lifted. 

The dirt portion of Gold Run Road remains closed and the dirt portion of Wingfield Road is open to residents only 


Lassen National Forest: Forest Service Road 29N03, Roxie Peconom and Goumaz campgrounds are closed. For further information on closures, including Forest Closures in relation to the Sheep Fire, go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/lassen/alerts-notices 

Plumas County – All evacuations and closures remain the same and can be found at https://plumascounty.us/2721/North-Complex-Fire-Information  


Plumas National Forest: For information on closures, including Forest Closures in relation to the Bear, Sheep and Claremont fires, go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-notices 

For immediate text notifications about emergency alerts, sign up for the Plumas and Lassen County CodeRed Emergency Alert System on the following websites: Plumas—https://www.plumascounty.us/; Lassen —http://www.lassencounty.org/dept/sheriffs-office/sheriffs-office  

Visit CalTrans at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call 1-800-427-7623 for the latest maps and information of road closures in your area. 


COVID-19: California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 has implemented precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in both fire the surrounding communities. 

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