Ruth Fire Information

Information Released From the US Forest Service:

Acres Burned: Estimated at 1,515 acres

Cause: Under Investigation

Percent Contained: 50%

Date Started: September 23, 2011

Total Personnel: 883
Aircraft: 6 Helicopters

The Fire Evacuation Order will be lifted effective tomorrow morning, Monday, September 26, at 9:00 a.m.

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 currently estimated at 1,515 acres and is burning at a low to minimal rate of spread due to the recent measurable rain. The fire has spread over South Fork Mountain ridgeline and is being
suppressed by firefighters.

Today crews have been working to remove any public safety hazards such as hazard trees while continuing to mop up and protect the structures and private property within the community of Ruth.
Full perimeter contour efforts are progressing safely and successfully.

Closures/Road Delays: The evacuation order for the community of Ruth will be lifted tomorrow morning; Monday, September 26 at 9:00 a.m. Power has been restored and mail delivery will resume in the area. The Red Cross Shelter has closed.

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 (916) 718-8648, emailing or by logging on to and clicking on the Ruth Incident.


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