The area closure has been lifted effective September 12 2013.
The Hardluck Fire was started by lightning on July 17 2013 deep in the Washakie Wilderness. When it was discovered on July 20 by a fire detection flight it was 2 to 3 acres in size. Rugged inaccessible terrain precluded sending crews in safely.
Fire acreage remains at approximately 24 648. This information will be updated when the situation changes.
For information on large fires please see http://www.firedetect.noaa.gov/viewer.htm
Information on the health effects of smoke and preventative measures can be found at the following link. http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/wildfires/facts.asp
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|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 17th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||52 miles SW of Cody|
|Incident Commander||Travis Braten|
10 Timber (litter and understory)
Creeping, smoldering, minimal fire behavior.
Received 1/4 inch of rain since last 209. In the past 15 days the fire has received 1.6 inches.
Continue to monitor
|Wind Conditions||14 mph W|