Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ruth Fire now 80% contained

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According to information received by KMUD News on 9/27/11:

The Ruth Fire burning on the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests, near the community of Ruth, is now 80% contained.
The fire is currently estimated at 1,515 acres and is burning at a low to minimal rate of spread. The fire has spread over South Fork Mountain ridgeline and is being suppressed by firefighters. Today crews will be working to remove any public safety hazards such as fire weakened trees, while continuing to mop up and protect the structures and private property within the community of Ruth. Full perimeter control efforts are progressing safely and successfully. Involved in fighting the fire are a total of 717 personnel and 4 helicopters
Closures/Road Delays:    
Although the evacuation order for the community of Ruth was lifted Monday, September 26 at 9:00 a.m., fire officials are strongly urging residents to exercise extreme caution as they return to their homes or property. There are still hazards out there such as fire weakened trees, and hot spots with the potential to cause serious burns or injuries.  Residents are also being asked to please drive slow and use extreme caution as there will still be fire crews and fire equipment working in the area. There is still an emergency forest closure in effect for the South Fork Mountain area near the fire. 
There is now a new information phone  number (707) 574-6443.
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