Lost Lake Fire Update - September 3, 2013
Incident: Lost Lake Fire Wildfire
Monday September 3, 2013
Lost Lake Fire - Shoshone National Forest
Fire Information: (307) 250-6867 or (307) 250-0148
Status: 115 acres
Fire History: Reported by a volunteer at the Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower on August 16th. The fire was caused by a lightning strike from an earlier storm.
Objectives: Firefighter and public safety as well as minimizing impacts to wilderness values, nearby private property and structures, cultural resources, wildlife, and Forest facilities and developments.
Recent Events: Minimal fire activity was observed over the Labor Day weekend. There was mainly ground fire in heavy fuels with occasional single tree torching. The fire did not show signs of making sustained runs.
Today’s Strategy: Continue to monitor the south end of the fire. Employ helicopter for water drops on the south end as needed. The area closure is being evaluated based on fire activity, hazardous conditions present, and the extended weather forecast.
Forecast: Another upper-level disturbance will move across Northwest Wyoming this evening. Partly cloudy skies this morning into early afternoon with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening. Temperature today will be 70oF and minimum humidity will be 37-40 percent.
Closures and Evacuations: An area closure remains in effect for all roads and trails in the Restricted Area.
Special Notice: The Lost Lake Fire will continue to produce smoke at times. Visitors to the Lily Lake area are advised to watch for firefighting personnel and vehicles. Please be vigilant with campfires and other flammable substances.