Media Contact: Kim Osborn (801) 710-3664
Start: July 31, 2020
Location: 22 miles east of Kamas Utah in the Murdock Basin area
Cause: Human Caused – under investigation
Size: 336 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
- 2 Squads
- 3 Hand Crews
- 135 total personnel
The fire had moderate activity yesterday, but firefighters were able to establish an anchor point and build containment lines on the east and west edges of the fire. A hose lay was inserted along the fireline to help with mop up activities. Helicopters provided air support to crews on the ground putting out hot spots.
The decrease in acres is due to more accurate mapping of the fire. For public and firefighter safety, the Murdock Basin area remains closed.