Hardluck Fire Update - August 9, 2013
Incident: Hardluck Fire Wildfire
Friday August 9, 2013
Hardluck Fire - Shoshone National Forest
Fire Information: (307) 250-6867 (307) 250-0148
Status: 15,628 acres, 0 percent contained.
Fire History: Fire was reported by a fire detection flight on July 20, 2013. Fire was caused by a lightning strike within the days prior to the report. All structure protection and fuels reduction work on national forest lands at the end of the South Fork Road have been completed.
Objectives: Firefighter and public safety
Recent Events: Cloud cover and isolated rain showers yesterday helped to dampen levels of fire activity that were observed the previous four days. However, fire growth was greater than the 157-acre increase mapped from infrared data collected last night. Cloud cover and equipment failure hampered a more complete reading of fire status.
The infrared equipment did detect further southern movement of the fire midway up Clark Creek but minimal growth along Bliss Creek Meadows. There was also growth further up Marston Creek on the north side of the creek.
Today’s Strategy: Fire managers will assess the fire today via helicopter. Fire personnel on horseback will continue public contacts in the closure area. Transition to a returning incident commander. Monitor fire behavior.
Forecast: Continued cloud cover and scattered rain showers are in the forecast for today. Temperature will be 3-6° cooler today and relative humidity 11-14% higher. Light winds may become erratic and gusty from thunderstorm outflow. A drying and warming trend beginning tomorrow will continue into early next week.
Closures and Evacuations: An area closure is in effect for the entire South Fork drainage beginning south of Aspen Creek beyond the South Fork Road (Forest Service Road 479.B).