The Mullen Fire is racing across the Savage Run Wilderness in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest west of Laramie.
According to the U.S. Forest Service’s Incident Information website for the fire, https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7208/, it has quickly increased in size, now consuming 7,000 acres. A statement update at 5 p.m. Saturday stated it remains a rapidly changing and developing situation, placing a focus on public and firefighter safety.
Already closed to the public are the Savage Run Wilderness, Rambler/Rob Roy Reservoir and multiple trails and roads. The Keystone area is under pre-evacuation notice, including Keystone proper, lower Keystone, Langford/Ricker, Moore’s Gulch and 507C cabin grouping.
An order to expand the closures and evacuations was expected to be released Saturday night.
The fire crossed the wilderness boundaries on the south flank at Forest Service Road 512 and on the east side over Forest Service Road 511; with intense…