[UPDATE 10 a.m.] Fire Burning Nine Miles East of Ruth

Breaking news graphicGary Carpenter, Post Mountain Fire Department administrator, tells us that a fire broke out tonight about nine miles east of Ruth Lake. As of 8:30 p.m., this one acre fire is burning at a moderate rate five miles south of Hwy 36 near Bierce Ridge. Two to three foot flames are spreading in grass and brush under timber.

Post Mountain Fire, Hayfork Fire and the US Forest Service have been dispatched.

No structures are currently threatened.

UPDATE 10 a.m.: Gary Carpenter tells us, “They had a line around it by midnight and started to release engines, our engine got back about 0300.”

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9 comments

  • Hope they get it out quickly and safely. We don’t need any more major fires.

  • Oh No!!! Not again!!! Dont need another repeat of last years fires. Since there hasnt been any lightning, kinda wonder how this one started Hunters maybe, since it was opening week-end of rifle season in the B-Zone. Good luck fire-fighters on getting it out quickly and safely

  • Cooler temperatures are forecast for the next few days. I hope they can get a handle on it.

  • They had a line around the fire by midnight and started to release Engines, still a lot of mop up to be done..

  • Thanks Grumpy! I’ll be in the area in the next few days. Whew!

  • Temps here are lower now, but it’s still really dry and some winds. Fire season is far from over even with a little rain possible Thursday.

    • Yes, far from over. I was up a couple weeks ago and it was scary dry and low humidity. I could feel it in the air. I was going to spend the night but decided it was not a good place to be. This was up on Horse Ridge.

  • Yeah people are on edge up here, Post Mtn Fire was paged out at 2030 last night for a fire at hwy 3 and hwy 36, but was UTL. we have winds today too, so I hope everybody is careful our Dept staffing is low right now..

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