mullen fire

US Forest Service

The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team assembled by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland has completed its assessment for the Mullen Fire area. 

Fires are raging across the West. So far this year, 46,416 fires have burned over 8 million acres across the U.S. That's actually less fires than usual for this far into the year, but more land burned.

Chip Redmond

Every four years there's a near universal complaint that western issues get passed over in presidential elections. Not this year, which is mostly because large swaths of the West have been burning.

Anna Rader

Firefighters battling the Mullen Fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest continued to struggle with dry, gusty winds.

Chip Redmond

The Mullen Fire continues to be very active with increasing smoke in southern Wyoming and northern Colorado. 

U.S Forest Service

As the Mullen Fire continues to burn throughout southern Wyoming, the rest of the state is still in the midst of fire season.

"We've had an incredibly active fire season," Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser said.

Justin Hawkins

The Mullen Fire in Medicine Bow National Forest doubled in size Saturday, reaching nearly 70,000 acres - and has since surpassed 80,000 acres.

Liz Rader Haigler

The Mullen Fire in Medicine Bow National Forest doubled in size Saturday, reaching nearly 70,000 acres.

Communities near the Colorado border in Albany County have been evacuated as the more than 400 firefighters on-site prioritize protecting homes and structures.

USFS, Jerod Delay

The Mullen Fire continues to burn in Medicine Bow National Forest as upcoming windy conditions threaten to make the situation worse.