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Mullen Fire burning in Wyoming prompts evacuations in Colorado

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 08:23:32-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Colo. -- The Mullen Fire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest, southwest of Centennial, Wyoming, has prompted authorities Wednesday to issue a mandatory evacuation order for some residents in Jackson County, Colorado.

The order includes residents in the area of 3-way and north on Highway 125 and Highway 127, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

Dry conditions and gusty winds have increased the size of the fire, which sits at 96,757 acres as of Wednesday.

The fire started Sept. 17, 38 miles west of Laramie, Wyo. It's one of many major wildfires burning in the area contributing to the Front Range's poor air quality.