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Strong winds a problem for efforts against 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. 23, 2020 at 11:52 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gusty winds are again fanning wildfire in southeastern Wyoming.

Firefighters warn the fire in Medicine Bow National Forest could resume spreading rapidly over the next few days. The fire had burned almost 23 square miles, up slightly from when calmer winds and cooler weather brought the flames almost to a halt Monday and Tuesday.

Now, forecasters predict low humidity and winds gusting 30 mph or more through the rest of this week. The National Weather Service has posted a red flag warning for high fire danger for most of the region between Casper and Cheyenne, including all of Medicine Bow National Forest.

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