More than 1,000 firefighters continue to battle the Mullen Fire, which has now burnt more than 150,000 acres of land across Colorado and Wyoming.
An infrared flight on Sunday revealed that the fire had reached 151,700 acres. This pushes the blaze past Colorado's largest recorded in-state fire. Pine Gulch Fire remains the largest Colorado wildfire in terms of acreage burnt in the state, at 139,007 acres, as much of the Mullen Fire is burning across the state line in Wyoming. Going into last Friday, the Mullen Fire was 127,503 acres with no containment.
One positive from the firefighting efforts spent over the weekend is that the Mullen Fire is now 14 percent contained. On Sunday, firefighters saw success in multiple locations around the perimeter.
See a map of the fire below:
Red flag conditions are present on Monday, with low humidity and strong winds in the area expected to reach gusts of up to 35 miles per hour. The blaze may continue to grow.
Elsewhere in Colorado, the Cameron Peak fire has remained at around 126,251 acres over the weekend. It is now 42 percent contained. See more information that blaze here.
Thanks goes out to the many firefighters risking their lives to help stop both of these (and other) blazes. That includes 1,104 personnel on the Mullen Fire and 937 working the Cameron Peak blaze.