Fire History and Resources
According to a news release from the U.S. Forest Service, dated Nov. 8, 2011:
The Ruth Fire Investigation is continuing. Mad River District Ranger Tom Hudson was quoted as saying, “The Forest Service criminal investigator’s efforts have determined the fire was human-caused, but at this time appears it was not arson. The investigative report will be submitted to Forest Service Law Enforcement management in the next few weeks.”
The Ruth Fire began on September 23, 2011 around noon, near the town of Ruth. It burned northeasterly to the South Fork Mountain ridge and onto the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The fire burned just under 1,500 acres as well as 4 residences and 25 outbuildings.
See older Ruth Fire Posts on the Fire History and Resources Page.
According to information received by KMUD News on 9/27/11:
- Total Personnel 883
- Percent Contained - 65%
- Estimated Containment Date - Wednesday September 28th, 2011 approx. 12:00 AM
- Closures/Road Delays: The evacuation order for the community of Ruth was lifted today, Monday, September 26 as of 9:00 a.m.
- Power has been restored and mail delivery will resume in the area. The Red Cross Shelter has closed.