Orleans And Ruth Complex Fires Continue To Burn

SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST – Six Rivers National Forest areas continue to see significant fire presence in the Humboldt, Trinity and Siskiyou Counties

Fire officials say both the Orleans and Ruth complex fires are being monitored with the Orleans fires chewing up the largest amount of acreage.

So far, the Orleans Complex has burned over 4,600 acres and is 35% contained. Terrain in the fire area is steep, rugged and remote and crews are working to keep it confined to the wilderness.

The Ruth Complex consists of 3 fires: the Dutchman, Willie and Secret Fires. They have torched around 3,200 acres. The secret fire is 100% contained. One structure in the Dutchman Fire area is threatened and firefighters are remaining on scene to protect the building.

The Ten Bear trailhead leading to the Marble Mountain Wilderness is closed. Hikers wanting to access the wilderness need to contact the Orleans Ranger District for other options.

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