Firefighters dealing with strong winds on the Mullen Fire

An interstate fire in Wyoming and Colorado, 25 air miles southwest of Laramie, WY

Progression of Mullen Fire, Oct. 5, 2020
Progression of Mullen Fire, Oct. 5, 2020. Situation Unit Leader, Sonya Feaster.

Monday afternoon update from the Incident Management Team for the 151,711-acre Mullen fire in Wyoming and Colorado, 25 air miles southwest of Laramie, WY:

“The fire is very active in the northern part south of Centennial between Albany and Keystone along the 542 road. Strong afternoon winds from the west are hampering firefighters efforts as they try to keep the fire south of the road. A predicted shift to bring winds more from the northwest could prove helpful in this effort.

“The fire will continue to produce smoke and possibly large visible smoke columns Monday afternoon.

“The Southern Area Type 1 Incident Management Team is shadowing the Rocky Mountain Blue Team this afternoon to ensure a smooth transition of leadership Tuesday morning at 6:00 a.m.”

Mullen Fire
Mullen Fire. USFS photo.
Mullen Fire, night firing
Mullen Fire, night firing, October 1, 2020, by Zach Alexander.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.