Lost Lake Fire Update August 21st
Incident: Lost Lake Fire Wildfire
USDA Forest Service
Shoshone National Forest
Fire Information Contact: 307.250.6867
Lost Lake Fire Update
Cody, Wyo. (August 21, 2013) – The 95-acre Lost Lake Fire is burning in dense lodgepole pine and spruce 40 miles northwest of Cody. Rocky outcrops and meadows to the north of the fire have slowed advancement and decreased the probability of torching activity in the forests’ upper canopy.
An area closure remains in effect for all Forest Service roads and trails in the area.
Crews are clearing low vegetation, removing dead standing trees, or snags, and pruning live trees along Forest Service access routes to Lily Lake and in the Gilbert Creek corridor. The Black Tooth wildland fire crew and Roosevelt Hot Shots are assigned to the fire and will be joined later today by the Wyoming Hot Shots. A helicopter is dropping water along the south edge of the fire.
Lack of available medical evacuation sites, safety zones, and escape routes have prevented direct firefighting operations. Current operations allow firefighters to “meet the fire on our terms, using strategies with the highest amount of success to engage it in terrain where we need fewer resources,” according to Tim Klukas, Fire Management Officer (FMO) for the North Zone of the Shoshone National Forest.
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.
Forest Supervisor’s Office808 Meadow Lane Ave.Cody, WY 82414Phone 307.527.6241
Washakie Ranger District333 E Main StreetLander, WY 82520Phone 307.332.5460
Wind River Ranger District1403 W RamshornDubois, WY 82513Phone 307.455.2466
Clarks Fork, Greybull, and Wapiti Ranger Districts203A Yellowstone Ave.Cody, WY 82414Phone 307.527.6921