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Sheep Fire near Wrightwood now 18% contained

San Bernardino County Fire Chief Dan Munsey

The Sheep Fire, which broke out near Wrightwood on Saturday afternoon, is now 18% contained.

The fire has burned nearly 1,000 acres, with more than 600 fire personnel tackling the blaze. Mandatory evacuation notices have been issued for the individuals in the community of Phelan who live off Desert Front Road and Wildhorse Canyon. The community of Wrightwood continues to be on an evacuation warning.

Individuals needing to evacuate can go to the Jesse Turner Center in Fontana. Individuals with large animals that need to be evacuated can take them to the Devore Animal Shelter in San Bernardino.

Jonathan Linden was a reporter at 91.9 KVCR in San Bernardino, California. He joined KVCR in July 2021 and served with the station till October 2022.