Posted: Jun 29, 2012 11:32 AM by Q2 News
Updated: Jun 29, 2012 11:50 AM
Residences remain threatened and portions of Highway 212 remain closed due to fire activity and smoke at the Ash Creek Fire Complex.
On Thursday, two habitable and three non-habitable structures were burned in the fire.
The fire remains estimated at 110,000 acres and 5% containment. Another fire, the Coal Seam Fire is at 700 acres and 5% containment.
Ash Creek Fire is 10 miles east of Lame Deer; Coal Seam is about 3 miles north of Busby.
A Type I Hot Shot Fire Crews, two Type II Initial Attack fire crews, 35 fire engines, three dozers, one Type II helicopter, one Type I helicopter and one air tanker are assigned to the blaze.
The fire behavior on the Ash Creek fire was active on the northeast flank in the Cook Mountain hiking and riding area yesterday. It was also active along Highway 212 between Lame Deer and Ashland. Fire activity was moderate on the Coal Seam fire yesterday with that fire in mop up and patrol status.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 29, the Custer National Forest will enter into Stage 2 fire restrictions
Three public meetings are scheduled today at the following times and locations: 11 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Club in Lame Deer; 2 p.m. at St. Labre in Ashland; and 7 p.m. at the Powder River courthouse in Broadus.