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Mullen Fire

Unit Information

Medicine Bow National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2468 Jackson Street
Laramie, WY 82070

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Incident Contact

Fire Information
Email: 2020.mullen@firenet.gov
Phone: 307-745-2378
Hours: 8-8

Mullen Fire Daily Fact Sheet 10/12/20

Mullen Fire Wildfire
News – 10/12/2020

Location             

The Mullen Fire is approximately 28 miles west of Laramie, Wyoming.

Size & Resources            

Roughly 175,564 acres as of 10/11, 12 pm. Approximately 1214 firefighters and support staff.

Containment    

27% contained

Overview           

Precipitation on the fire yesterday reduced fire activity and spread; however, strong winds impacted the use of aircraft. Continued strong winds today will limit aircraft operations.

Fire on the north edge continues to progress slowly due to west winds. Structure protection supplies have been pre-positioned in Ryan Park, and the community conducted a cleanup of brush to help firefighters protect structures if needed.

Active fire continues around Albany, west of Keystone, and in the Foxborough and Fox Park areas. Firefighters continue to monitor hot spots near the southeast side of the fire perimeter, and structure protection remains in place in Keystone, Rambler, Albany, Foxborough, Mountain Home, and Fox Park.

Minimal fire progression toward Centennial is expected, but fire activity will increase as drier conditions return with southwesterly winds, warming temperatures, and lower humidity. Fire line has been established in the Middle Creek area between the fire and Centennial. As a precaution, structure protection in Centennial continues to be a high priority.  

Colorado Hwy 127 from 125 to the Wyoming border has reopened to local residents. Residents can access their property but remain under a pre-evacuation order and need to be ready to evacuate quickly if conditions change. The power company is assessing this area to restore power. All other closures and evacuations remain.

A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team arrives today to begin assessment of damage to natural resources and prescribe emergency stabilization actions intended to reduce potential future damage from post-fire erosion, flooding, and debris flows.

Fire Weather     

Monday: High wind warning. Winds out of the west at 25-35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Highs 45-50.

Tuesday: Wind out of the southwest 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph becoming west-southwest after noon. High in the 50s.

Meetings            

Virtual Community Q&A TODAY at 5 p.m.

Livestreamed on the Mullen Fire Information page https://www.facebook.com/MullenFire

Fire Cause          

Under investigation. Call Laramie Ranger District anonymous tip line, (307) 745-2392.

Closures

Road closures: https://www.wyoroad.info/pls/Browse/WRR.STATIC5?SelectedDistrict=1 and https://cotrip.org/home.htm

Medicine-Bow Routt National Forests: https://tinyurl.com/y4gb8bqs 

Arapaho Roosevelt National Forests: https://tinyurl.com/y2e3qn3y

BLM Emergency Area Closure: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7208/57387/

General Fire Information            

Email: 2020.Mullen@Firenet.gov 

Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7208

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MullenFire/, #MullenFire_WY

Twitter: Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland @FS_MBRTB, #MullenFire_WY

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