Hardluck Fire Update - August 10, 2013
Incident: Hardluck Fire Wildfire
Saturday August 10, 2013
Hardluck Fire - Shoshone National Forest
Fire Information: (307) 250-6867 or (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 over the fire area prohibited aerial infrared mapping so there is no new acreage to report. However during a reconnaissance flight yesterday afternoon fire managers noted active fire in upper Marston Creek and around the confluence of the South Fork Shoshone River and Robinson Creek. Rain showers occurred in the vicinity but the fire received only one-hundredth of an inch.
Today’s Strategy: Assess potential fire resource needs for the Wind River District of the Shoshone National Forest in case the fire continues south over the divide. Monitor fire behavior.
Forecast: Similar to yesterday’s weather with cloud cover, scattered rain showers and a 10% chance of wetting rain. Warming drying trend begins today with temperatures 5-8° higher and relative humidity 5% lower than yesterday.
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).