UPPER PROVO WILDFIRE AUGUST 1, 2020
Start: July 31, 2020
Location: 22 miles east of Kamas Utah in the Murdock Basin area
Cause: Human Caused – under investigation
Size: 378 acres
Fuels: Mixed conifer and lodge pole pine
Closures: Murdock Basin road (Forest Service road #137) and Broadhead Meadows road (Forest Service road #416) are closed and the area around Murdock Basin and Broadhead Meadows.
*Mirror Lake Highway is open*
- 2 Helicopters
- 5 Engines
- 1 Air Attack
- 2 Squads
- 112 personnel total
*Arriving today: 1 squad and 2 twenty-person hand crews
The Upper Provo wildfire started yesterday around 1:00 pm and is in steep rocky inaccessible terrain. The fire is burning between the Mirror Lake highway and the 2018 Murdock fire scar. Crews will be assessing the situation and making their plan of attack for today. The object is to minimize impacts to the Mirror Lake Highway and the developed recreation sites, Firefighter and public safety is the number one priority. The fire will transition to a Type 3 organization tomorrow morning.
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