Better news on Wrightwood “Sheep” fire near Mountain High Ski Resort

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on October 4, 2009 5:04 pm

For the second time in a month, a prominent ski area of Southern California is bring threatend by fire.  First Mount Waterman survived a close call with LA County’s largest ever fire, the Station Fire, and now king of So-Cal night skiing, Mountain High in Wrightwood is being threatened.  Called the Sheep Fire, it has already consumed more than 3500 acres.

Residents of the small mountain town of the San Gabriel were under a mandatory evacuation.  But, the news is looking good tonight.  San Bernardino County Fire Department spokesman Jay Hausman told the LA Times, “Things are looking a lot better.”  Wrightwood’s 4000 residents hurridly packed personal valuables and headed out of town under a mandatory evactuation.

Fire fighters are now battling the blaze “on the fire line, directly attacking the fire with shovels.  The humidity is at 60% and as the sun goes down, that humidity will only get higher, and with the winds lessening to almost nothing, conditions are good news for firefighters.  But, the fire is still on 10% contained. 

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