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U.S. Forest Service provides update on Mullen fire

A wildfire that roared across a Wyoming wilderness  area toward cabins and a water supply reservoir for Cheyenne has since  calmed but predictions for windier weather are cause for concern.
A wildfire that roared across a Wyoming wilderness area toward cabins and a water supply reservoir for Cheyenne has since calmed but predictions for windier weather are cause for concern.(NIFC)
Published: Sep. 22, 2020 at 11:42 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The U.S. Forest Service held a virtual meeting tonight updating the community on the Mullen fire.

During the meeting, experts emphasized a critical shortage of national firefighting resources and due to this, with Mullen firefighting teams are preparing for every situation.

The Mullen fire is currently the second highest priority fire in the Rocky Mountain region with the Cameron Peak fire taking the lead.

Planning Operations Chief Chris Zoller for the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team says they are anticipating the fire to grow some more this week.

“Thursday into Friday we’re going to have some tough fire days for our firefighters out there. So, i want you to be aware that you are going to see more smoke. You are going to see more activity and we are expecting a little bit of growth on this fire. We are going to make sure that folks are in a safe place and we are doing structure protection on this, but for sure those are going to be tough days for us. Hopefully Saturday brings us a reprieve.”

As of this September 22, the Mullen fire has burned 14,653 acres and is 2 percent contained.

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