Hardluck and Lost Lake Fire Update - August 26, 2013
Incident: Hardluck Fire Wildfire
Fire Information Contact: Olga Troxel 307.250.6867 or Kristie Salzmann 307.250.0148
Hardluck and Lost Lake Fire Update
Cody, Wyo. (August 26, 2013) – Both the Hardluck and Lost Lake Fires received rain over the last several days. Neither fire has grown in acreage since last week.
Aerial monitoring of the Hardluck Fire yesterday noted fire activity continuing in some areas including East Fork and Clark Creeks, “but it’s not moving like it was before the monsoonal moisture came in” said Mike Hostetler, Incident Commander.
The plan for the Hardluck Fire is to assess the area via aircraft to determine any remaining risk to firefighters and the public from the fire in the next day or two. Later this week crews will enter the closure area to evaluate trails for hazardous trees and begin clearing those trails in anticipation of reopening the area. Fire managers estimate it will take one to two weeks to clear the trails. The area closure will remain in place through Labor Day or until work is completed.
Crews are close to completing fuel breaks for the Lost Lake Fire along a number of roads up to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness boundary. Although the 105-acre fire did not receive as much precipitation as the Hardluck Fire, Incident Commander Tim Haas said, “There’s a low probability it will go south to the wilderness boundary”. The area closure for the Lost Lake Fire remains in effect.
Wednesday morning both fires will transition from Type 3 management to Type 4, indicating a lower complexity level. The White River fire crew from Colorado will monitor and manage both fires.
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