The Sheep Fire is located off of Highway 2 and Sheep Creek Road, just northeast of Wrightwood in San Bernardino County, California. This fire ignited on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from an unknown cause that is currently under investigation.

Credit: SBCoFD


All evacuation orders have been lifted for the Wrightwood area.

SR2 remains closed due to damages. Local detours are in effect while crews work to fix damaged areas.


Incident Cooperators – assigned are the Caltrans District 8, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, San Bernardino County FD, Angeles National Forest, OCFA FIRIS Intel 24, USGS HDDS, Inciweb, Yuma FD, FireTrac (plane)

Humanitarian – American Red Cross.

Infrastructure – At&T California

Social Media VOST – CEDR Digital Corps

Civilian – Mountain High Resort.

BREAKING IT DOWN – Incident Timeline

Photo Credit: SBCoFD

June 14th – 990 acres have been burned and there is now a 35% containment status. The fire cause is unknown and under investigation. There are currently cooler temps and low winds earlier this morning. 300 firefighters are assigned to this wildfire. They were working on mop-up operations and containment lines.

The CAL Team 14 is in Unified Command with the San Bernardino County FD and Cal-Fire BDU unit.

Shelters closed: Red Cross and San Bernardino County Fair and Event Center.

Infrastructure Impacted: powerlines carrying fiber optic lines were impacted and service providers established mobile cell sites to help locals with service coverage.

Photo was taken June 12th. | Photo Credit: SBCoFD

June 13th – Conditions began improving near Wrightwood. At this time, 990 acres had been destroyed and personnel had reached a 5% containment status. Total of 673 personnel. 18% contained.

June 12th – Fire behavior increased dramatically due to a wind shift. Multiple strike teams and aircraft were ordered and deployed. Mandatory evacuations were issued for Desert Front and a warning for Wrightwood. 990 acres. 5% contained. Evacuation warnings and orders are in place. Hwy 2 closed from 138 to Sheep Creek, Lone Pine Canyon Rd is now open. 200+ firefighters deployed on the fire line.

June 11th – Brush fire on Hwy 2 and Sheep Creek. Approximately 1/4 acre when it was reported. At 2203 hours PT, the fire had burned 35 acres and had a 0% containment status. Angeles National Forest and CAL FIRE BDU were in unified command. No mandatory evacuations were in place at the time. Hwy 2 was shut down from 138 to Sheep Creek area.

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