Mullen Fire sees dramatic increase

As fire grows beyond 80,000 acres, governor directs state agencies to provide assistance

Since starting on September 17, the Mullen Fire has grown to over 80,000 acres in size as it continues to threaten multiple communities while challenging fire crews. Additionally, the fire has decreased in containment from two percent to zero percent.

In the past week, high winds and low humidity led the fire to grow from approximately 14,653 acres on Wednesday to 80,279 acres on Monday evening. As the fire grew, so too did the number of personnel on the fire. On the morning of September 22, the Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Blue Team took over operations while 185 personnel worke...


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