Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ruth fire now 95% contained

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According to information received by KMUD News dated 9/28/11:  
There will be a community meeting, Thursday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m. at the Volunteer Fire Department in Ruth. The Ruth Fire Information phone number is (707) 574-6443.
Current Fire Situation:
The Ruth Fire is burning on the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests near the community of Ruth. The fire is currently estimated at 1,453 acres is 95% contained and burning at a low to minimal rate of spread. The fire has spread over South Fork Mountain ridgeline and is being mopped up by firefighters. 
Today crews worked 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.
Closures/Road Delays:   
Although the evacuation order has been lifted; 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. 

Fire Information is available by calling (707) 574-6443, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by logging on to www.inciweb.org and clicking on the Ruth Incident. 

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