The Mullen Fire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest southwest of Centennial in southern Wyoming continues to grow and is now one of the largest fires in the State’s history. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon says that crews continue to battle through extraordinarily challenging conditions.
According to information from the Inciweb website, the fire was reported in the Savage Run Wilderness on Thursday, September 17, and spread rapidly in extremely rugged terrain, with dense vegetation and beetle-killed deadfall. The largest spread of the wildfire occurred on Saturday, September 26, when western winds reached 70 mph pushing the fire across the southern portion of Medicine Bow National Forest. On Wednesday, September 30, the fire crossed into northern Colorado creating a more complex fire with additional challenges.