Ruth Fire now 100% contained
According to information received by KMUD News:
As of today, September 29, 2011 at 7 am, the Ruth Fire was 100% contained. The fire which started Sept. 23 burned a total of 1,460 acres.
Current Fire Situation:
The Ruth Fire is burning on the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests near the community of Ruth. The fire will be turned back to the Mad River Ranger District on Friday morning, September 30, 2011. Firefighters have been successful at stopping any further spread of the fire, and have contained all spot fires. Today crews will work 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.
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) 574-6844 or by logging on to www.inciweb.org and clicking on the Ruth Incident.
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