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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 10/22/20

Mullen Fire Wildfire
News – 10/22/2020

Location            

The Mullen Fire is approximately 38 miles west of Laramie, Wyoming.

Size & Resources           

Roughly 176,863 acres as of 10/21.  Approximately 423 firefighters and support staff.

Containment    

76% contained

Overview and Advisories           

More smoke and open flames were visible on Wednesday due to higher temperatures and lower relative humidity. Residents in pre-evacuation areas will continue to see smoke and flames. The chance of fire growth is minimal-to-zero due to upcoming weather conditions.

Today personnel are monitoring the fire, mopping-up, removing equipment and repairing damage. Chipping and brushing operations continue in multiple areas of the fire.

Residents are asked to be alert for hazards near burned areas, including fire-weakened trees, smoldering or burning fuels, firefighting trucks and heavy equipment.

A National Forest area closure remains in place for much of the southern Snowy Range. The closure is being evaluated daily.

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

Notices

Landowners with private lands affected or damaged by fire suppression activities are invited to submit questions or concerns about repair efforts to 2020.Mullen@firenet.gov. Please include your name, address, phone number, inquiry, question or concern. Email subject line: Private Land Suppression Repair.

Those requesting a permit to remove property on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests can email 2020.Mullen@firenet.gov. Please include your name, contact information, description and location of property. Email subject line: Personal Property Recovery Permits.

Fire Weather    

Thursday: Cloudy and turning colder with the chance of rain or snow showers, with accumulation of up to 2” possible. Highs 40-45. Winds from the north 15-25 mph.

Friday: Cloudy, cold and snow flurries. Highs 35-40. Winds from the north 15-25 mph. Only a few showers are likely.

Saturday: Cloudy with a chance of significant snowfall. Highs 41-47. Winds from the north 20-30.

Meetings           

Previously recorded sessions may be found here: 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

Area residents are encouraged to help protect their homes from wildfires using tips from http://www.firewise.org

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