Hardluck Fire Update - August 20, 2013
Incident: Hardluck Fire Wildfire
Tuesday August 20, 2013
Hardluck Fire - Shoshone National Forest
Fire Information: (307) 250-6867 or (307) 250-0148
Status: 23,861 acres, 0 percent contained.
Fire History: Reported by a fire detection flight on July 20, 2013, the 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: An infrared flight last night measured fire growth of 3,908 acres over the last two days. There was minimal advancement north in the South Fork River corridor the last couple days after a 3.5 mile run on Saturday. The largest amount of growth was in the East Fork Creek drainage burning north from Hidden Basin.
Today’s Strategy: Wyoming Hotshots will hike into Aspen Creek today to prepare an indirect fireline in case the fire continues burning north towards the South Fork Road corridor. The Black Tooth fire crew will be on loan to the Lost Lake Fire for a day or two. Reconnaissance flights and monitoring continue.
Forecast: Weather today will be cloudier and slightly cooler but still dry with lighter winds that will switch to the northwest in the afternoon. Higher relative humidity is expected tomorrow with a 25% chance of wetting rain.
Closures and Evacuations: An area closure is in effect for the entire South Fork drainage beginning south of Aspen Creek beyond the South Fork Road (County Road 6WX/Forest Service Road 479.B).