Ruth Fire Information Update
Fire Status as of September 25, 2011
Acres Burned: Estimated at 1,500 acres Date Started: September 23, 2011
Cause: Under Investigation Total Personnel: 487
Aircraft: 6 Helicopters
Percent Contained: 25%
There will be a community meeting today at 3:00 p.m. at the Ruth Volunteer Fire Department.
Current Fire Situation:
The Ruth Fire is burning on the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests near the small community of Ruth.
The fire is estimated at 1,500 acres and is currently burning at a low to minimal rate of spread due to the recent rain overnight. The fire is continuing to spread upslope away from the community of Ruth. The fire has spread over South Fork Mountain ridgeline.
Today crews will remove public safety hazards such as hazard trees and continue mop up and protecting structures and private property in the community of Ruth. Fire crews will continue direct and indirect line construction and patrol and mop up along the fire’s perimeter. Four-hundred and eighty seven personnel are currently assigned to the fire.
Closures/Road Delays: The community of Ruth remains under evacuation order. Portions of County Road 504 remain closed. There is an emergency forest closure in effect for the South Fork Mountain area near the fire.
Fire Information is available by calling (916) 718-8648, emailing [email protected] or by logging on to www.inciweb.org and clicking on the Ruth Incident.