Hardluck Fire Update - August 17, 2013
Incident: Hardluck Fire Wildfire
Saturday August 17, 2013
Hardluck Fire - Shoshone National Forest
Fire Information: (307) 250-6867 or (307) 250-0148
Status: 16,100 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: Mechanical problems prevented an infrared flight over the fire for the second night in a row so new acreage is not available. The Hardluck Fire was very active yesterday afternoon with large columns of smoke visible on the north and south ends of the fire. The most active part of the fire was at the mouth of Clark Creek on the east side of Bliss Creek Meadows where it was burning in a large stand of dead spruce trees.
Today’s Strategy: The fire will burn actively again today. Continue to evaluate values to protect in the Dunoir area and monitor the fire by helicopter during the burning period. An infrared flight is again planned for tonight.
Forecast: Weather today will be very similar to yesterday’s but a weak disturbance will move through the area bringing isolated thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be very warm ranging from 70-81 degrees and relative humidity between 9 and 13%.
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 (County Road 6WX/Forest Service Road 479.B).