Wyo4News Mullen Fire Update: October 7, 2020

Mullen Fire photo by Melanie Johnson courtesy of inciweb.nwcg.gov

Wyo4News Staff,
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(October 7, 2020) — The Mullen Fire burning in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest increased in size Tuesday. As of 9:50 p.m., the fire size was listed at 161,151 acres, around 9,400 more acres than Monday’s report.  Containment was still listed at 14 percent with 1,050 firefighters on station.

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According to fire officials, warm, dry, and windy conditions produced critical fire weather that yielded fire perimeter growth mainly on the northwest and then on the fire’s east-central perimeter. Crews worked to hold and improve fire lines widened by previous firing operations initiated to increase line depth and contain potential long-range spotting across highway WY230.

Over the next 24 hours, officials expect significant fire spread with the cured fuels and dry conditions. Today’s winds are forecast to be 8 to 14 mph with area gusts of 25-30 mph out of the southwest.  Area daytime temperatures will be in the 62-69 degree range.

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