Hardluck Fire Update - August 19, 2013
Incident: Hardluck Fire Wildfire
Monday August 19, 2013
Hardluck Fire - Shoshone National Forest
Fire Information: (307) 250-6867 or (307) 250-0148
Status: 21,000 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: Fire growth continued yesterday with the dry and breezy conditions. The size is estimated at 21,000 acres. The fire burned actively in Robinson Creek, Marston Creek, and on the southern flank near the confluence of Bliss Creek and the South Fork River. Most of the fire growth was at the head of East Fork and Hidden Basin up to Cougar Pass.
Today’s Strategy: Another day of active burning is expected today. Wyoming Hotshots are on scene at the South Fork work station to hike into Aspen Creek and prepare an indirect fireline to use if the fire continues burning north towards the values in the South Fork Road corridor.
Forecast: Continued warm and dry but with cloud cover increasing this afternoon. A better chance of cloud cover, scattered showers and a slight increase in relative humidity tomorrow and Wednesday. Elevated fire weather conditions return by the end of the week with a drier air mass and increased winds.
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).