Lost Lake Fire Update - August 22, 2013
Incident: Lost Lake Fire Wildfire
USDA Forest Service
Shoshone National Forest
Lost Lake Fire Update
Cody, Wyo. (August 22, 2013) – The Lost Lake Fire, 40 miles northwest of Cody, grew to 105 acres yesterday. The area received very little moisture yesterday while scattered thunderstorms may occur today.
Yesterday fire crews cleared brush, removed low hanging limbs and cleared dead trees on the road between Lily Lake and Ivy Lake. This ground work, being done to create a natural fire barrier, will continue today along with aerial monitoring and water drops by helicopter, as weather allows.
The main objective of Lost Lake Fire is public, firefighter, and forest employee safety. Lack of available medical evacuation sites, safety zones, and escape routes have prevented direct firefighting operations. Other objectives include reduction of threat or damage to private property, wilderness values, cultural resources, and forest facilities and developments.
An area closure remains in effect for Forest Service roads and trails in the area. Information and updates will be available on the Forest website (http://www.fs.usda.gov/shoshone/), on Twitter (@ShoshoneNF), and at www.inciweb.org.
As the nation’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.