Mullen Fire Containment Continues to Increase

Mullen Fire Containment Continues to Increase

Mullen Fire photo taken October 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of Mullen Fire Information Facebook page

ALBANY COUNTY — The Mullen Fire was roughly 176,854 acres as of Sunday with approximately 808 firefighters and support staff on scene. Containment is up to 69 percent on the western, southern, and eastern edges.

Containment lines increased around most of the eastern edge of the fire. The western and southern edges remain contained.

Suppression efforts continue in Foxborough, Fox Park and Porter Creek in anticipation of reentry into these areas.

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Chipping and brushing operations continue to occur in the northwest area of the fire as weather permits.

Hazards abound in the burned areas. Residents should remain alert and take precautions around 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 and is being evaluated daily.

For evacuation and closure area information, please refer to the Albany County Sheriff Facebook page.