ALBANY COUNTY — As of October 21, the Mullen Fire was roughly 176,863 acres with approximately 423 firefighters and support staff. The fire is 76 percent contained.
More smoke and open flames were visible on Wednesday due to higher temperatures and lower relative humidity. Residents in pre-evacuation areas will continue to see smoke and flames. The chance of fire growth is minimal-to-zero due to upcoming weather conditions.
Today personnel are monitoring the fire, mopping-up, removing equipment and repairing damage. Chipping and brushing operations continue in multiple areas of the fire.
Residents are asked to be alert for hazards near burned areas, including fire-weakened trees, smoldering or burning fuels, firefighting trucks and heavy equipment.
A National Forest area closure remains in place for much of the southern Snowy Range. The closure is being evaluated daily.
For evacuation and closure area information, please refer to the Albany County Sheriff Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Albany-County-Sheriffs-Office-618424944997540/.
To stay up to date on Mullen Fire activity, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7208/.