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Mullen Fire

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

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Incident Contact

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

Mullen Fire Daily Fact Sheet 10/14/20

Mullen Fire Wildfire
News – 10/14/2020

Location

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

Size & Resources
Roughly 176,371 acres as of 10/13, 9:55 pm. Approximately 1147 firefighters and support staff.

Containment

34% contained, on the western and southern edge to north of Lake Owen except for a section near Woods Landing.                             

Overview

Snow persists in the highest elevations of the fire area and in shaded areas at lower elevations. Patchy fire movement occurs where fuels have dried out.

Despite strong winds, fire behavior was minimal in most areas yesterday. The finger near Woods Landing is now contained on the south side. Active fire and strong winds in the Albany area created spot fires that firefighters put out in the grass near Hwy 11.

Today firefighters are monitoring and engaging the fire where possible but will be cautious because of high winds and blowing debris and ash. Crews are repairing dozer lines and fences. and will chip brush piles from community fuel reduction work near Ryan Park. Structure protection remains in place.

The Burned Area Emergency Response Team (BAER) is beginning field assessments of damage to natural and cultural resources. The team includes specialists in soils, hydrology, vegetation, engineering, recreation and archaeology.

Fox Creek Road is open to local residents only from Hwy 11 to Hwy 230. Reopening additional roads depends on both fire activity and post-fire hazards which are being assessed in coordination with the county sheriff.


Fire Weather

Wednesday: High Wind Warning. Temperatures stay steady through the morning, cooling through the 40s. Chance of precipitation but no significant moisture expected. Winds out of the west to northwest 30-45 mph with gusts to 75 mph. Highs 47-53.
Thursday: Breezy and cooler. Highs in the 30s. Winds out of the northwest 19-26 mph, gusting 30-25 mph.
Friday: Less wind and temperatures rebounding.

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/yxnxrnt2  (updated October 11)

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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