Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Progress Slows on the Sheep Fire, Still 75% Contained

Photo by Rennett Stowe via Flickr
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

Considering yesterday's amazing progress on the Sheep Fire (a 32 to 75 percent containment jump), it's no surprise that firefighters made no progress over night on the blaze, which still stands at 7,128 acres in size.

As noted yesterday afternoon, it's been cold enough in the area of the fire that local ski resorts have been able to produce snow. The LA Times takes a look a the weather, finding record breaking temperatures on Tuesday. Wrightwood recorded a low of 24 degrees; Lake Arrowhead at 25 degrees; Lancaster at 32; 53 at LAX on Monday. All this has contributed to the large success of firefighting efforts.

Despite that, full containment is still expected no earlier than Saturday, a full week after the blaze began. About 1,800 fire personnel are still on scene, but many are expected to be released today. The fire has cost around $5.75 million.