The LeHardy Fire is located north of Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone National Park.
It started Wednesday afternoon, July 30 in a powerline corridor which runs west of the Grand Loop Road near LeHardy Rapids. Gusty winds quickly pushed the fire east across the road and the Yellowstone River.
The LeHardy Fire does not pose a threat to visitors. The fire is burning to the northeast and away from the Grand Loop Road and the Fishing Bridge area in a mature lodgepole pine and spruce/fir forest.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 30th, 2008 approx. 02:30 PM|
|Location||2 miles North of Lake Junction|
|Incident Commander||Mike Bland|
Mature lodgepole pine and spruce/fir forest. Heavy dead and down timber.
Smoldering in heavy fuels.
On August 11 firefighters removed the sprinkler system around the Fishing Bridge visitor service area, as it is no longer threatened by the fire. All remaining out-of-area resources were demobilized.
Yellowstone National Park fire management staff will continue long-term monitoring of the LeHardy Fire and will take action as needed.
The fire perimeter is approximately 23 miles. Six miles of line were secured during suppression efforts on the south side of the fire to protect the Fishing Bridge visitor services area. Fire managers will continue to confine approximately seventeen miles of the fire in the backcountry northeast of Lake Junction and take additional suppression action as necessary.
|Wind Conditions||32 mph W|