Hardluck Fire Update - August 22, 2013
Incident: Hardluck Fire Wildfire
Thursday August 22, 2013
Hardluck Fire - Shoshone National Forest
Fire Information: (307) 250-6867 or (307) 250-0148
Status: 24,648 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 has been completed.
Objectives: Firefighter and public safety
Recent Events: Portions of the fire received between .25 and .4 inches of rain yesterday resulting in minimal growth. The fire is now at approximately 24,648 acres. Despite the moisture active ground fire and occasional torching of groups trees were observed in areas of the fire.
Today’s Strategy: Reconnaissance flights and monitoring continue. Take advantage of moderate fire activity to adjust contingency plans and fire resource needs should the fire continue north towards the South Fork road corridor or south towards Shoshone Pass.
Forecast: Monsoonal moisture will remain in place today resulting in higher afternoon humidity and chances of thunderstorms for the next few days. Outside of thunderstorms, winds should be light.
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).