Mullen Fire nearing 80,000 acres

The Mullen Fire west of Laramie is currently reported to be 77,950 acres and remains at only 2% contained, according to the last InciWeb update at ~11:00 am on September 28th.

There will also be a Facebook Live Q&A about the Mullen Fire tonight at 5:00 pm. A link to the Facebook page is shared at the bottom of this post.

Below is the 9/28 fire summary from the Incident Team:


Cooler, cloudy weather and less erratic fire behavior allowed firefighters to return to the southeast end of the fire yesterday to resume structure defense actions and to assess properties in impacted areas including Lower Keystone, Lake Creek, and Foxborough. Next, they will forward their assessments to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office who will directly contact homeowners if notifications are necessary. The Sheriff’s Office will announce when that process is concluded.

Today, crews will continue structure protection work in communities south of the fire. Firefighters will also work the area where the fire crossed Highway 230 south of Woods Landing. They will use the highway as an anchor point to tie fireline into the area burned by the Badger Creek Fire (2017). Other areas of focus will be the 543 Road south of Rob Roy Reservoir and securing possible advance to the Sheep Mountain area.

Fire crews have multiple planes and helicopters on site to assist with suppression efforts, though strong winds and low cloud ceilings have limited their use the last two days. Those aerial resources may be utilized today under more favorable weather conditions. 

Information about the fire has been changing quickly so the most up-to-date information, road closures, and evacuations can be viewed by clicking here or visiting the Mullen Fire Facebook page.


County 10 is planning to gather and deliver supplies. Stay tuned for more details!


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