LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — The Mullen Fire in southern Wyoming and northern Colorado grew by about 3,000 acres Thursday to 173,747 acres and 18% containment, officials said.
The Mullen Fire and Cameron Peak Fire are burning about 30 miles apart in western Larimer County and Jackson County.
Conditions were still dry near the Mullen Fire on Friday, though crews were expecting a dip in temperatures and possibly some moisture moving into the area Sunday.
The change in weather will help lessen fire activity and allow crews to fight the fire more directly.
In Colorado, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has implemented mandatory evacuations for the three-way and north on Highways 125 and 127, the east side of Jackson CR 8 up to Highway 127 and along Jackson CR 6E. In Larimer County, mandatory evacuations are in place for the Roach and Hohnholz areas along CR 103.
The fire started around noon on Sept. 17. Its cause is still under investigation. There were 1,186 personnel working the fire as of Friday morning.