ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Wyoming Fire Map 2013 for the Hardluck Fire was updated Sunday as the blaze continues to burn near Cody. The Hardluck Fire began back on July 17. But officials have yet to reach any notable containment.
In their latest news update, officials report that the Wyoming Fire Map 2013 is now at 4800 acres after the Hardluck Fire expanded this weekend. Incident Commander Mike Hostetler reports that the fire is being battled by nineteen personnel. Maps are also helping officials to plan out new attacks against the blaze. “Fuel reduction around private land. Further preplanning of MAPs for determining future organizational needs. Continue to assess structures/private land and further develop protection plan.”
Late yesterday, USDA issued a news statement. ” The Hardluck Fire grew 3,350 acres on Friday for a total of 4,580 acres as of this morning. The fire was mapped with infrafred equipment last night (please attached maps).” No structures are threatened. But “fire movement shifted to the northeast across the South Fork River from roughly Marston Creek north to East Fork Creek. There was limited movement in the Robinson Creek area yesterday.”
This weekend more flights will be used to analyze the fire’s advance. “Today’s plan is to continue monitoring the fire via reconnaissance flights. A 20-person initial attack crew continues to be on standby in anticipation of new fire starts.” They added “A large plume was visible to the southeast last night from Cody. Smoky conditions and haze are expected to continue intermittently.” For the latest fire map click HERE.