Lost Lake Fire Update - August 20, 2013
Incident: Lost Lake Fire Wildfire
Fire Information Contact: 307.250.6867
Lost Lake Fire Update
Cody, Wyo. (August 20, 2013) – The lightning-caused Lost Lake Fire is burning 40 miles northwest of Cody and has grown to 50 acres since being discovered on Friday. Rugged terrain and concern for firefighter safety have limited firefighting operations to aerial resources and indirect tactics. Helicopter water drops will continue in the fire area, weather and visibility permitting.
The Blacktooth Fire Crew will be completing chainsaw work in heavy downed timber and fuels. The Roosevelt Hot Shots will be working to clear brush and dead trees along Forest Service roads near Lily Lake and Gilbert Creek.
There are 42 personnel assigned to the fire.
Closure Order 2013-003 is in effect for all roads and trails in the Restricted Area from the intersection of Gilbert Creek with the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness boundary on the Shoshone National Forest, north around the west side of Reno Lake to Copeland Lake on the Gallatin National Forest, then east to the western side of Granite Lake, then south back into Wyoming and the Shoshone National Forest southwest following the Rapids to the Wilderness boundary, and back north along the Wilderness boundary to the intersection of Gilbert Creek. Please see the attached map.
As the nation’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.