Hardluck Fire Update - September 3, 2013
Incident: Hardluck Fire Wildfire
Monday September 3, 2013
Hardluck Fire - Shoshone National Forest
Fire Information: (307) 250-6867 or (307) 250-0148
Status: 24,648 acres
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 System lands at the end of the South Fork Road has been completed.
Objectives: Firefighter and public safety.
Recent Events: Fire activity diminished substantially over the Labor Day weekend with higher humidity, cloud cover, and scattered showers. Acreage within the fire perimeter has not increased in almost 2 weeks. Last week Shoshone National Forest crews entered the closure area and began clearing hazardous fire-killed trees along the main trails. Preparations to prevent fire spread towards resource values and private land have been completed.
Today’s Strategy: Two crews are preparing to enter the area closure tomorrow to mitigate hazard trees along the main trail system before the area closure is lifted. The fire will continue to be monitored.
Forecast: Another upper-level disturbance will move across Northwest Wyoming this evening. Partly cloudy skies this morning into early afternoon with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening. Temperatures today will be 67-70 degrees F and minimum humidity will be 34-41 percent.
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).
Special Notice: The South Fork Trail (Trail 809.3A/809.2) is open for fishing, hiking, and other recreation activities for approximately 2 miles south of Cabin Creek. Visitors are reminded to be vigilant with campfires and flammable substances.