Medicine Bow National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2468 Jackson Street
Laramie, WY 82070
Virtual Community Q&A TODAY at 5 p.m.: The meeting will be livestreamed on the Mullen Fire Information page (https://www.facebook.com/MullenFire)
Powerful and gusty west winds caused extreme fire behavior through the night. This morning, the fire front is approximately one mile north of Fox Park, extending east to just south of Lake Owen. The subdivisions of Keystone and Lake Creek were impacted by the fire. Firefighters were able to access areas after the flaming front passed and continued to perform structure protection actions. Albany County officials worked closely with firefighters to evacuate several communities. Residents near the fire area should remain alert to rapidly changing conditions. Damage assessment information is not yet available.
Today, firefighters are continuing an aggressive effort to protect structures in areas where the fire has already passed. Structure protection firefighters will work ahead of the fire in the areas of Albany, Rambler, Rob Roy, Woods Landing, Fox Park, and Foxborough. Firefighters will also be in the Centennial area preparing structures in the event of a wind shift. Aerial support will continue as weather conditions allow.
Fire Conditions and Weather
The strong wind event will continue today. Strong northwest winds, gusting to 50 mph, are expected to cause active fire behavior and fire spread. Humidity will be higher today with scattered cloud cover and lower temperatures. However, the strong northwest wind will override any benefits from the humidity and cloud cover. Fire activity will remain extreme.
Closures and Restrictions
At this time, three Wyoming state roads are closed south of Wyoming 11 between Wyoming 130 and Albany. Wyoming 10 is closed north of Woods Landing to the Colorado border. Wyoming 230 (CO 127) is closed starting at the WY/CO border north to Woods Landing in Albany County, WY. Wyoming 230 between Encampment and the CO state line (CO 125) remains open. There is no estimate on when these roads might reopen.
Forest Closure A Forest area closure is in effect surrounding the Mullen Fire. For details, see the new Forest Closure Order (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WYMBF/2020-09-17-1921-Savage-Run-Fire/related_files/pict20200825-175313-0.pdf) and the new Forest Closure Area Map (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/WYMBF/2020-09-17-1921-Savage-Run-Fire/related_files/pict20200825-175227-0.pdf)
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in effect for the fire area