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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 Evening 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.

Due to the good work of firefighters the Sheep Fire perimeter remains at 865 acres and is 90% contained. Fire crews have continued to monitor and successfully extinguish isolated fires within the perimeter. Firefighters experienced another warm and dry day on the fireline with increased southwesterly winds, a cooling trend is expected in the next few days. Crews will continue to mop up and patrol for any remaining hotspots. Fire managers expressed they have no major concerns about fire crossing established containment lines at this time.

Caltrans has reopened the portion of Highway 2 that was closed between Wright Mountain Road to Desert Front Road. 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. 

Management of the Sheep Fire will transition back to the Angeles National Forest tomorrow and a smaller Type 3 team of forest personnel will take command. California Interagency Incident Management Team 14 would like to thank all the firefighters, agencies, and cooperators for all their efforts on this fire. Unless there are significant changes, this will be the final update of the Sheep Fire.