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UPDATE: Sheep Fire in Wrightwood explodes to 990 acres on Sunday

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UPDATE 6/13 @ 6:00 AM — Smoke from the Sheep Fire is very minimal on Monday compared to the previous day.

UPDATE @ 9:30 PM — The fire is estimated at 990 acres in size and is 5% contained. 

UPDATE @ 5:20 PM — The Sheep Fire exploded to 775 acres and is 5% contained as of 1:30 pm, Sunday. It is burning toward Desert Front Road. Law enforcement is going door-to-door with a mandatory evacuation for Desert Front Road and Wild Horse Canyon. Wrightwood is under an evacuation warning. There is a road closure from Hwy 138 to Lone Pine (Highway 2).

UPDATE @ 4:30 PM — There is a mandatory evacuation order in place for residents living in the community of Wrightwood. The evacuation order is for Highway 2 to Mesquite St from Hwy138 to Sand Canyon.

UPDATE @ 3:50 PM — An evacuation center is open at Serrano High School located at 9292 Sheep Creek Road in Phelan to assist those impacted by the Fire.

(There is a mandatory evacuation order in place for residents living in the community of Wrightwood. The evacuation order is for Highway 2 to Mesquite St, from Hwy138 to Sand Canyon and from Wright Mountain Road to Lone Pine Canyon Road. Additionally, there is an evacuation warning in place for all of Wrightwood. An evacuation center has been set up at Serrano High School, 9292 Sheep Creek Dr, Phelan. Call (909)327-3131 for additional info. )

UPDATE @2:50 PM — Evacuation Order for the Desert Front area north of Wrightwood. Law Enforcement going door to door for the impacted area.

UPDATE @ 1:30 PM — The Sheep Fire is now estimated to be 45 acres in size and 5% contained. Officials said the fire is becoming more active, with some torching/burning of trees in the interior. Crews are actively working along the perimeter of the fire, while fixed-wing operations have concluded for now. Road closures continue along State Route 2. Several homes in the area of Desert Front Road have already started evacuations.

SHEEP FIRE IN WRIGHTWOOD
(Small animals and livestock are being accepted at the Devore Animal shelter, 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino. — photo IAFF Local 935)

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WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A vegetation fire burning in the mountain community of Wrightwood since Saturday night appears to have grown as the winds picked up and caused smoke to billow into the sky on Sunday.

The fire dubbed the ‘Sheep Fire’ was first reported at 6:36 pm, on Saturday, June 11, 2022, within the Angeles National Forest and was initially reported to be 1/4 of an acre in size.

As of 8:00 am, on Sunday morning, the total acreage was reported to be 35 acres with 5%containment. Officials said the fire was burning away from the town of Wrightwood. Approximately 200 firefighters have been assigned to the incident.

(photo courtesy of San Bernardino County Fire)

The fire was also reported to be burning about 1.3 miles from the nearest structures at Desert Front Road.

The fire is being co-managed under unified command by both the Angeles National Forest and Cal Fire BDU (San Bernardino Unit). San Bernardino County Fire is assisting on the fire. Highway 2 remains shut down from Highway 138 to Sheep Creek Road.

This is a developing story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

sheep fire in writghwood
(photo courtesy of San Bernardino County Fire)

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