Sheep Fire Update Thursday October 8 8:00 Am
Incident: Sheep Wildfire
San Bernardino National Forest Fire Information Center: (909) 383-5688
Hours: 8:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Incident Commander: Woychak
Fire location: North and west of Lytle Creek, south and west of Highway 138, south of Wrightwood
Date/time started: October 3, 2009, 2:11pm
Total acres burned: 7,128
Percent contained: 85%
Expected containment: 10/10/2009
Expected control: not determined
Suppression costs to date: $7,560,000
Structures damaged/destroyed: 5
Cause: Under Investigation
Staffing: 42 Engines, 21 Crews, 2 Dozers, 6 Air Tankers, 5 Helicopters, 23 Water Tenders
Total Personnel: 882
Terrain/vegetation/difficulties: Six foot chaparral, timber and brush.
Current situation: Firefighters will focus their efforts on securing the line and mopping-up hot spots today. Fire suppression repair and rehabilitation is ongoing and progress is being made. Demobilization of resources will continue as the full containment draws closer.
Evacuations, Closures and Road Status: A Forest Closure Order has been issued for the Sheep Fire by the San Bernardino National Forest and prohibits public from entering the burn area. The closure order is in effect from October 8, 2009 until November 8, 2009. For specific details on the closure order refer to the above inciweb address or www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/conditions. Lone Pine Canyon Road will remain closed until further notice. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is also closed from Interstate 15 to the 14 freeway. Hikers on the PCT may use state highway 138 as an alternate route.