Lost Lake Fire Update - August 24, 2013
Incident: Lost Lake Fire Wildfire
Saturday August 24, 2013
Lost Lake Fire - Shoshone National Forest
Fire Information: (307) 250-6867 or (307) 250-0148
Status: 105 acres, 0 percent contained.
Fire History: Reported by a volunteer at the Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower on August 16th. The fire was caused by a lightning strike from an earlier storm.
Objectives: Firefighter and public safety as well as minimizing impacts to wilderness values, nearby private property and structures, cultural resources, wildlife, and forest facilities and developments.
Recent Events: The fire received .3 inches of rain yesterday. Crews on the ground determined minimal fire growth on the south side. Downhill fire movement toward Lily Lake was observed. Erratic winds created small smoke plumes throughout the day but fire activity was within the fire perimeter. Crews completed a fire break from Highway 212 to the wilderness boundary, just south of Ivy Lake. The Wyoming Hotshots have been released from the fire.
Today’s Strategy: Crews will continue cutting indirect fireline along Forest Service Road (FSR) 188, from the south side of Lily Lake to State Highway 212 and will begin another fireline along FSR 136, to the wilderness boundary. Dead trees and low-level vegetation will be removed. Ground and aerial monitoring will continue.
Forecast: Monsoonal moisture is expected to keep relative humidity around 45% today, with showers early in the day. Skies will clear mid-morning, and then isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon. The high temperature is predicted to be 70o F. Expect gusty winds to accompany thunderstorm activity.
Closures and Evacuations: An area closure remains in effect for all roads and trails in the Restricted Area.