This helicopter scoops water from Emerson Lake despite the smoke from the fire. If a drone was flying in the area, this helicopter would be grounded and the drone operator could face imprisonment or fine. Photo by Carol Roberts
UPDATED as of 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31 -This is a list of the evacuation orders and warnings the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office issued due to the Sheep Fire. This article will continue to be updated with information as it is received.
All Lassen County Mandatory Evacuation Orders and Warnings related to the Sheep fire have been lifted as of noon Monday, Aug. 31.
Road Closures: · Forest Service Road 29N03 by Roxie Peconom Campground. · The dirt portion of Gold Run Road. · The dirt portion of Wingfield Road is open to residents only.
The Emergency Shelter at Lassen Community College is closed.
The following are instructions for residents returning home: 1. Please use caution, reduce your speed, drive with your headlights on and yield to emergency personnel. 2. Just because the flames are out doesn’t mean the danger is over. Damaged trees, structural damage, and flash flooding are just some of the dangers that exist after a wildfire. DO NOT put yourself or your loved ones in danger by exploring. Expect to see hotspots for some time. Do not call 911 to report unless there is an immediate threat to life or property.
**This page is updated as information is provided by the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office