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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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Mullen Fire Daily Fact Sheet 10/18/20

Mullen Fire Wildfire
News – 10/18/2020

Location

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

Size & Resources

Roughly 176,840 acres as of 10/17, 8:00 p.m. Approximately 818 firefighters and support staff.

Containment

34% contained, on the western, southern, and southeastern edges
                            

Overview

Those traveling on reopened roads will see smoke and smoldering fires, particularly at night. Firefighters continue to patrol, monitor, and mop up hotspots.

The contingency line was completed near Centennial on Saturday.

Yesterday’s precipitation helped quiet the fire in the higher elevation areas. Firefighters were halted in chipping and brushing operations due to unsafe travel conditions. This work will resume as weather permits.

Firefighters continue to work in the Foxborough, Fox Park, and Porter Creek areas. Suppression efforts will be completed in the coming days in anticipation of reentry into these areas.

Interior burning with visible flame and smoke is expected to continue until significant snowfall.

Residents accessing their property should remain alert for hazards due to smoldering or burning fuels, fire-weakened trees, and the operation of truck and heavy equipment used in firefighting, tree removal, and rehabilitation.

For evacuation and closure area information, please refer to the Albany County Sheriff Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Albany-County-Sheriffs-Office-618424944997540/
 

Fire Weather

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. High 45-50. West winds 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.
Monday:  Partly cloudy and warmer. High 50-55. Winds out of the west 15-25 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly clear. Lows in the 30s. Highs around 50. West winds around 15 mph.


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://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/mbr/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5139680&width=full (updated October 15)

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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