Sheep Fire Closes Parts of Highway 2 in Angeles National Forest
Highway 2 from Highway 138 to Sheep Creek Road remains closed Tuesday because of the Sheep fire in the Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood, authorities reported.
There were about 300 people evacuated from near the fire area on Sunday. No structures have been burned, according to the Angeles National Forest.
Firefighters from the Angeles National Forest and San Bernardino County Fire Department say fighting the fire has been challenging because of dense vegetation, steep terrain, and high and erratic winds. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
There are 673 firefighters battling the fire, including staff from the Bureau of Land Management.
As of Monday night, the fire was 27% contained and has burned 990 acres.
The Sheep fire started Saturday night. There is a Red Cross evacuation center open at Serrano High School at 9292 Sheep Creek Road in Phelan.
The community of Phelan on Desert Front Road and Wildhorse Canyon are under mandatory evacuation orders and warnings. Wrightwood is in an evacuation warning.
Multiple powerlines are down, and a communication tower has been impacted and out of power, according to reports from the Angeles National Forest.