Mullen Fire slows growth

Cooler temps and moisture prevent major fire runs as containment increases


October 14, 2020

While the Mullen Fire continued to see an increase in size within the past week, the arrival of cooler temperatures and some moisture have aided in both containment and limited growth in the past few days.

Between October 5 and October 13, the Mullen Fire grew by nearly 25,000 acres. While still concerning, that increase is limited compared to the more than 10,000 acre daily runs the fire was taking since it started on September 17.

As of October 13, the Mullen Fire was at 30 percent containment. That is an increase from the 14 percent containment seen last week. That containment area inclu...

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