11/17 - 11:15 A.M. UPDATE

Albany County Emergency Management in a Facebook update at 11:15 a.m. Friday said there are currently 27 responders on the scene.

"It is 70% contained at this time," the post reads.

The agency asks that folks continue to avoid the area and give responders room to work.

6:20 P.M. UPDATE:

Albany County Emergency Management says the fire hasn't burned any further acreage than reported at 11 a.m., and still remains approximately 50% contained.


Officials say a fire burning southwest of Laramie along the Laramie River near Harmony has scorched approximately 100 acres.

Albany County Emergency Management in a Facebook update at 11 a.m. Thursday said 18 county firefighters and six fire engines were on the scene south of Wyoming 230 by Mason Lane and Lewis Road, and additional resources were being brought in to help battle the blaze.

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"At this time, it is approximately 50% contained," the post reads.

The agency says high winds and dry conditions are fueling the fire.

People are being asked to avoid the area to give responders room to work.

Mullen Fire Burn Scars (September 2021)

Over Labor Day Weekend, I tagged along on a hunting trip in Medicine Bow National Forest near Laramie, Wyoming. As someone that grew up 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia, I have never gone hunting. Though the experience of hunting was in itself very eye-opening, I think the most fascinating part was that we were in the middle of burn scars from the Mullen Fire in 2020.

Seeing the photos of the fire itself is quite frightening. Watching the firefighters work to put them out is heroic. Yet, it is absolutely haunting to stand in an area where there were trees at one point, and now there are only the broken remains of what was part of a mighty forest.

Gallery Credit: Photos By Eve Hamilton, Townsquare Media

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