Hardluck Fire Update - August 7, 2013
Incident: Hardluck Fire Wildfire
Wednesday August 7, 2013
Hardluck Fire Shoshone National Forest
Fire Information: (307) 250-6867 (307) 250-0148
Status: 12,976 acres, 0 percent contained.
Fire History: Fire was reported by a fire detection flight on July 20, 2013. Fire was caused by a lightning strike within the days prior to the report. All structure protection and fuels reduction work on national forest lands at the end of the South Fork Road have been completed.
Objectives: Firefighter and public safety
Recent Events: Fire growth yesterday was primarily south along the South Fork of the Shoshone River as well as up Marston Creek. The fire spread on both sides of Bliss Creek Meadows as it progressed south.
Fire thought to have spotted over into Frontier Creek could not be found via aerial reconnaissance yesterday morning. Fire managers will reassess the area today.
Today’s Strategy: Notify and remove any people in the backcountry in the newly expanded portion of the closure area via USFS employees on horseback entering through Cougar and Shoshone Passes. Riders will enter today and continue into the weekend. Assess future management actions and continue fire monitoring.
Forecast: Sunny skies and a slight chance of an isolated shower in the area of the fire are forecast for today. Also, slightly warmer temperatures and a slight increase in relative humidity from yesterday. Thursday’s forecast calls for an increase in cloud cover, slightly cooler temps and slightly higher relative humidity.
Closures and Evacuations: Area closure expanded.