Posted: Jul 4, 2012 4:56 PM by Katrina Heser - MTN
Updated: Jul 4, 2012 5:17 PM
ASHLAND - The Ash Creek fire, estimated at 245,000 acres, is the now the largest wildfire in the nation and continues to spread.
Containment on Ash Creek remains at 55 percent.
Fire officials say the fire grew significantly yesterday, and on the ground, firefighters are getting little help from the weather, with
winds gusting up to 35 mile per hour.
Ranches and residences remain threatened, particularly in the Ashland/Broadus Divide near the leading edge of this fire.
Highway 212 between Ashland and Broadus remains closed due to fire activity and smoke.