Hardluck Fire Increases in Size With Hot Dry Weather
Incident: Hardluck Fire Wildfire
Cody, Wyo. (August 18, 2013) – The Hardluck Fire is now at 19,953 acres according to infrared mapping last night. Yesterday’s Red Flag Warning conditions for low relative humidity and winds contributed to fire growth north down the South Fork River late in the afternoon. The northernmost edge of the fire is now approximately 2 miles south of Needle Creek.
While cooler temperatures and cloud cover kept fire activity minimal the last couple of weeks, fire managers and firefighters worked on contingency plans and preparations in the event the fire should approach private land in the South Fork Valley to the north. Fire managers and personnel from the Shoshone National Forest and Park County Fire District #2 have been working together with stakeholders on structural protection plans and clearing of fuels adjacent to buildings. “The planning and preparing we’ve done so far puts us in a good position” said Mike Hostetler, Incident Commander.
Warm dry weather is forecast at least through Tuesday with a chance of thunderstorms today. Another day of active burning is likely.
Twenty fire personnel are assigned to the fire.
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