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Sheep Fire in San Gabriel Mountains 5% Contained, Limited to 35 Acres – Daily Bulletin

The Sheep Fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains spanned 35 acres overnight, fire officials said, as firefighters began to surround the blaze.

By early Sunday morning, 5% of the blaze was under control, after crews and planes were dispatched last night and early Sunday, CalFire said.

The fire was burning far from Wrightwood, a small logging town on the edge of the Angeles National Forest, CalFire said in a statement Sunday morning.

Footage showed the fire burning in a patch of tall trees near Sheep Creek Drive and Highway 2 on Saturday. Firefighters said the fire was progressing north at moderate speed toward a residential area along Desert Front Road.

No evacuations were ordered on Sunday.

Containment is the perimeter beyond which a fire should not spread.

Wrightwood, which is surrounded by heavily forested areas of the San Gabriel Mountains, has previously been threatened by fires. In 2020, the massive Bobcat Fire scorched thousands of acres of mountain forest between Monrovia in the south and Antelope Valley in the north.

The Sheep Fire broke out amid sweltering heat in Southern California. The Los Angeles National Weather Service warned Sunday of warmer temperatures after a slight cooling Monday, with highs between 85 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit expected for mountainous areas.