Hardluck Fire

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Hardluck Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 9/12/2013

Approximate Location

43.967 latitude, -109.728 longitude

Incident Overview

The area closure has been lifted effective September 12 2013.

The Hardluck Fire was started by lightning on July 17 2013 deep in the Washakie Wilderness. When it was discovered on July 20 by a fire detection flight it was 2 to 3 acres in size. Rugged inaccessible terrain precluded sending crews in safely.

Fire acreage remains at approximately 24 648. This information will be updated when the situation changes.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginWednesday July 17th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM
Location52 miles SW of Cody
Incident CommanderTravis Braten

Current Situation

Total Personnel12
Size24,648 Acres
Fuels Involved

10 Timber (litter and understory)

Significant Events

Received 1/4 inch of rain since last 209. In the past 15 days the fire has received 1.6 inches.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to monitor

Projected Incident Activity

low

Unit Information

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Shoshone National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
808 Meadow Lane Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
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