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Sheep Fire

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Angeles National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006

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Sheep Fire Morning Update- June 16, 2022

Sheep Fire Wildfire
News – 6/16/2022

  Currently, the Sheep Fire is burning both in the Angeles National Forest and on private land near Wrightwood, CA. San Bernardino County reported the fire on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 6:36 p.m. to the Angeles National Forest Emergency Communications Center. The fire was initially reported as approximately ¼-acre in size. 

Fire crews had a successful night on the Sheep Fire where they achieved a five percent increase in containment overnight. The perimeter of the fire has not grown and remains at 865 acres. No columns of smoke were reported last night as firefighters worked to strengthen containment lines and extinguish hotspots. Fire managers feel confident that crews will achieve further containment of the fire today with the current resources at hand. 

Firefighters are expected to encounter another warm and dry day with an increase in southwesterly winds at higher elevations. Overall, fire managers express no major concerns for the Sheep Fire today and fire crews will remain vigilant for interior heat within the fire perimeter. 

Yesterday, Caltrans reopened the portion of Highway 2 that was closed between Wright Mountain Road to Desert Front Road. Southern California Edison will be working on Highway 2 today, and traffic delays will be expected through the fire area. Fire crews and cooperators will continue to work near the roadway, please use caution when driving through the area. All evacuation orders and warnings for the communities of Wrightwood and Desert Front have been lifted.