UPPER PROVO WILDFIRE – AUGUST 3, 2020
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 lodgepole 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*
- 4 Helicopters
- 3 Engines
- 2 Squads
- 3 Type 2 Hand Crews & 1 Hotshot crew
- 160 total personnel
Yesterday, the northeast side of the fire experienced moderate fire behavior due to windy conditions. Small spot fires occurred when isolated groups of trees burned in the afternoon. Support from 4 helicopters helped crews cool down the spot fires. Firefighters have put in approximately 5 miles of hose line to secure the fires edge. Today crews will continue with line construction and adding more hose and pumps to the 5-mile hose line. A red flag warning is in effect today due to hot, dry and windy conditions west of the fire area.
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