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

Mullen Fire Daily Fact Sheet 10/17/20

Mullen Fire Wildfire
News – 10/17/2020

Location

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

Size & Resources

Roughly 176,840 acres as of 10/16, 8:30 pm. Approximately 931 firefighters and support staff.

Containment

53% contained, on the western, southern, and southeastern edge                     

Overview

·   The increase in fire size from yesterday is due to better mapping. Though containment has increased, interior burning with visible flame and smoke is expected to continue until significant snowfall. Firefighters continue to patrol, monitor, and mop up hotspots. Contingency lines continue to be constructed near Centennial and Ryan Park. ·   Albany, Rambler, Moore’s Gulch, Keystone, and Lake Creek have changed from mandatory to pre-evacuation. Property owners may enter their private property but should be aware of their surroundings and be prepared to leave on short notice. Highway 11 will re-open to allow access to the area through Albany. Report to the security check point on Forest Service Road 500 and provide a state-issued ID and a specific address. Contact Albany County Sheriff's Office by calling non-emergent dispatch at 307-721-2526 to speak with a supervisor for more information. ·   The following communities have also changed from mandatory evacuation to pre-evacuation: Wycolo, Mountain Home, Ox Yoke, Wold, Graham, and Beehive. Only residents may access their private property. All other evacuation areas remain the same at this time. ·   Open flame, smoke, and fire equipment will be visible as homeowners reenter areas. ·   Hwy 127 and State Road 526 (Boswell Road) is open. Highway 230 from Woods Landing to the Colorado State line is now open to all traffic but the forest closure is still in effect on the north side of Highway 230. The adjusted closure order for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland is posted at https://www.fs.usda.gov


Fire Weather

Saturday: Red flag warning in effect for the Colorado portion of the Mullen Fire. Mostly sunny
and windy with highs climbing to 54. Winds out of the west at 25-35 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and high elevation snow. Highs 43-48. Winds
northwest 20-25 with gusts to 35 mph in the afternoon.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a few mountain shower. Highs 40-45. Winds out of the west 15-20 mph
with gusts to 30 mph.


Meetings

Virtual Community Q&A SUNDAY 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://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/mbr/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5139680&width=full 

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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