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

Containment: 8%

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*

Assigned Resources:

  • 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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