The Mullen Fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest was at 179,996 acres and was still only 14 percent contained, according to a Thursday morning post on the Mullen Fire Information Facebook page.

The following statement was posted on the page:

Good morning from the #mullenfire_wy An infrared flight near midnight determined the fire to be currently at 170, 996 acres. There are 1,079 firefighters assigned to the fire. A morning operations briefing from Operations Section Chief John Wallace will be posted here shortly

Here is that morning operations briefing:

The fire started on Sept. 17 in the Savage Run Wilderness area. It has since spread south into Colorado.

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