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Posted on: September 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Hutchinson Fire Department Members Heading to Wyoming

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On Tuesday September 22, 2020, just before 0900, the Hutchinson Fire Department received a request for mutual aid through the Kansas Forestry Service for assistance at a growing fire in Wyoming. Orders were received to arrive in Laramie, Wyoming by 1800 on September 23, 2020. The Hutchinson Fire Department deployed a team of three wildland certified firefighters and one brush truck at 0600 on September 23rd. The growing fire is named the Mullin Fire. The Mullin Fire is only 2% contained and growing rapidly with high winds expected on Thursday and Friday. The Mullen Fire is burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest, southwest of Centennial, Wyoming and is expected to have burned 40,000 acres by this weekend. 
In the past 21 hours, Hutchinson crews have prepared for a 14-day deployment and two drive days. Their preparation included packing tents, sleeping bags, personal gear, wildland gear, and miscellaneous equipment. Hutchinson Fire crews will be working 16-18 hours a day for 14 days. Funding for the deployment is reimbursed for the crew and brush truck. You can follow updates on this fire at inciweb.nwcy.gov or follow us on our Hutchinson Fire Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates.  https://www.facebook.com/Hutchinson-Fire-HFD  or Hutchinson_Fire on Twitter.

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