Containment increasing for Mullen Fire
Started on September 17, Mullen Fire now at 72 percent containment as cooler weather sets in
October 21, 2020
More than a month after starting near the Savage Run Wilderness, the Mullen Fire is over 50 percent contained and has burned over 170,000 acres. As fall brings cooler weather and more precipitation, that containment is expected to grow as the number of personnel on the fire is reduced.
Having started east of Encampment, near the A-Bar-A Ranch, on September 17, the Mullen Fire grew rapidly as it consumed windblown and beetle-killed timber in the Savage Run Wilderness. Within a matter of days, the fire had moved from Carbon County into Albany County before eventually moving down into Colorado...