Hardluck Fire Update - July 25, 2013
Incident: Hardluck Fire Wildfire
Fire Information Contact: Olga Troxel 307.250.6867
Hardluck Fire Update
Cody, Wyo. (July 25, 2013) – The Hardluck Fire increased by 327 acres yesterday for a total of 711 acres. Most of the growth was to the south and southwest. Fire is now well established south of Yount’s Creek as well as on the east side of the South Fork River near the confluence of Yount’s Creek and the South Fork Shoshone River.
A 10-person wildland fire crew arrived to work with Park County Fire District Administrator, Russ Wenke, to assess fuels around private property in the South Fork corridor and to begin modifying vegetation as a precautionary measures should the fire eventually come out of the Washakie Wilderness to the north. Approximately 30 personnel and one helicopter are assigned to the Hardluck Fire.
There are no fire restrictions currently on the Shoshone National Forest. However, visitors to the Forest are asked to be vigilant with campfires and flammable substances. Recently a fire was started in the North Fork Shoshone River corridor by individuals using tannerite.