ALBANY COUNTY — The Mullen Fire was roughly 176,386 acres as of 10:17 pm Thursday and it remains 34 percent contained on the western, southern, and southeastern edge.
There are now approximately 979 firefighters and support staff, down from 1,147 yesterday.
Firefighters continue to patrol, monitor, and mop up hotspots. Air operations will drop retardant on hotspots near Albany as weather permits. Contingency lines continue to be constructed near Centennial.
Highway 230 from Woods Landing to the Colorado State line is now open to all traffic. The following communities along Highway 230 have been changed from mandatory evacuation to pre-evacuation: Wycolo, Mountain Home, Ox Yoke, Wold, Graham, and Beehive. Only residents may access their private property. All other evacuation areas remain the same at this time. The forest closure is still in effect on the north side of Highway 230.
To stay up to date on Mullen Fire activity, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7208/.