(LARAMIE, Wyo.) September 20, 2020 – The Mullen Fire began on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in Savage
Run Wilderness, Medicine Bow National Forest. The USDA Forest Service is actively investigating the
cause of the fire. The origin area of the Mullen Fire has been identified and preliminary information
indicates that the fire could be human caused. The fire remains under investigation.
Law enforcement officers from the Forest Service are requesting public assistance with the ongoing
investigation. If you have first-hand information on activity occurring in the eastern area of Savage Run
Wilderness, in the South Mullen Creek drainage, please call the Medicine Bow National Forest – Laramie
Ranger District anonymous tip line at 307-745-2392.
When calling the tip line, select option 5 (“to report any other information”). Please provide information
about the date, time, location, and any identifying facts about the activity. You are not required to leave
your name or contact information, but it can be helpful in identifying responsible individuals.
Currently, and at the time of fire ignition, the forest is in Stage II fire restrictions, meaning no campfires.
Official source of information for this fire is InciWeb, https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7208/.