Mullen Fire grows to over 150,000 acres

Fire is 14 percent contained, governor calls it one of largest in state’s history

In just a week, the Mullen Fire has grown by over 50,000 acres and continues to burn in both Wyoming and Colorado. The fire, which had reached 151,711 acres in size on October 5, forced road closures and mandatory evacuations last week.

On the night of September 29, the fire saw massive growth as it swelled from 82,649 acres to 96,757 acres between Tuesday and Wednesday. At the time, it had accounted for the second largest period of growth since the fire began. Both the Savage Run Wilderness and the Platte River Wilderness appeared to have been entirely consumed by the fire.

Since last week, t...


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