Hardluck Fire Update - August 11, 2013
Incident: Hardluck Fire Wildfire
Sunday August 11, 2013
Hardluck Fire - Shoshone National Forest
Fire Information: (307) 250-6867 or (307) 250-0148
Status: 15,628 acres, 0 percent contained.
Fire History: Reported by a fire detection flight on July 20, 2013, the 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: Minimal fire growth occurred yesterday. Cloud cover and relatively calm winds kept the fire from growing. Fire managers noticed fire activity in Marston and Robinson Creeks during a reconnaissance flight.
Today’s Strategy: Continue assessment of potential fire resources needed to manage the fire on the southern perimeter. Install two additional Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS) to get more precise weather information such as precipitation and wind on the fire.
Forecast: Partly sunny skies over the fire are forecast for this morning becoming partly cloudy this afternoon. Slightly warmer dryer conditions are expected today which will likely lead to increased fire activity. Isolated thunderstorms this afternoon bring less than a 5% chance of wetting rain over the fire. Smoke may be visible today.
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).