Lake Hattie reopens after closing to help Wyoming firefighting efforts - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Lake Hattie reopens after closing to help Wyoming firefighting efforts

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said on Monday, Oct. 19 that Lake Hattie has reopened to watercraft use.

Watercraft access to Lake Hattie had been restricted “to allow specialized aircraft to collect water from the lake to help with the Mullen Fire suppression efforts,” Game and Fish said.

The Mullen Fire has burned 176,854 acres and is 69% contained, according to Tuesday morning updates posted to InciWeb.
 
“Incident Command on the Mullen Fire indicated they are no longer using Lake Hattie for air operations, so watercraft use can resume,” Game and Fish said.

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808 personnel remain assigned to the Mullen Fire.

“We continue to work with cooperators and partners on suppression repair efforts on privately owned lands in and around the Mullen Fire area,” Mullen Fire Information said on Monday morning. “Suppression repair efforts will occur on private lands affected or damaged by fire suppression activities during the Mullen Fire incident and have been identified as needing repair.”

“The goal of suppression repair is to return damaged areas to a stable condition that reflects pre-fire conditions. Post-fire repair efforts include, but are not limited to, debris removal, cut fences, damaged gates, dozer line, and other damage related to operations during a wildland fire. Repairs will be implemented as soon as it is safe to do so and weather conditions allow.”