Mullen Fire reportedly reaches Albany community; firefighters battle to save buildings

Mullen fire grows to 35,000+ acres, prompting more ecavuations
Mullen fire grows to 35,000+ acres, prompting more ecavuations(NIFC)
Published: Oct. 7, 2020 at 12:08 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The community of Albany is reportedly under siege after the Mullen fire seemingly broke through a part of the defensive line firefighters had established and reached the Albany area.

Officials say structure protection teams are in for a hot Tuesday night, working through the night and into morning to protect the community’s buildings and homes.

Meanwhile, fire teams are burning out areas along Highway 230 in an effort to merge burn areas with the Badger Creek burn scar from 2018. Fire teams hope to slow down or even stop the fire there. Officials have said the fire has “fallen flat on it’s face” when it meets burn scar areas.

At last count the fire had grown to nearly 162-thousand acres and officials say while they do not have an official size as of Tuesday night, it is all but certain the fire is even bigger. For more information on the Mullen Fire, head to the NIFC’s website for the fire.

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