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WATCH: Mullen Fire community update on strategy, situation

Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Blue Team, seen here in Tuesday morning’s radio briefing to firefighters in the field (U.S. Forest Service, Inciweb)

CASPER, Wyo — A live community update on the Mullen Fire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest will be held at 5:00 pm Tuesday, Sept. 22. Fire managers and local officials with explain the current strategy and situation. There may be a 10-minutes delay in the live feed, officials said.

There are two options to view:

  • Facebook: Participants can watch on the Mullen Fire Facebook page when it goes live at 5:00 pm.
  • Zoom: https://usfs.zoomgov.com/j/1618061128 (Meeting ID: 161 806 1128). If you have not yet used Zoom, go to the meeting link 5-10 minutes early and follow the simple instructions to download install the Zoom client.

The Keystone area south of the Rob Roy Reservoir was ordered evacuated at 2:00 pm Sunday. Pre-evacuation notices were given for Centennial Valley, including:

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  • Centennial
  • Albany
  • Northwest to the Snowy Range along Highway 130
  • Private land along Fox Creek Road,
  • All areas west of Highway 11 in the valley.
Fire perimeter and closure map as of Monday night, 9/21 (US Forest Service)

Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Blue Team took command at 6:00 am this morning. The firefighting effort continues to prioritize public and firefighter safety, and protection of nearby communities and other values at risk.

The Mullen Fire was reported in the Savage Run Wilderness on Thursday, September 17, and spread rapidly in extremely rugged terrain, with dense vegetation and beetle-killed deadfall.

The latest information will be posted it to both Mullen Fire Facebook page and on Inciweb

Further inquiries can be directed to 2020.Mullen@Firenet.gov, or by calling the Information Hotline at 307-745-2378.

Oil City’s Coverage of the Mullen Fire can be found below:

Friday, 9/18

Evacuations due to new wildfire

Saturday, 9/19

Sunday, 9/20

Monday, 9/21

Tuesday, 9/22

  • https://oilcity.news/emergency/2020/09/22/lake-hattie-near-laramie-closed-to-allow-aircraft-to-fight-mullen-fire/

Saturday, 9/20