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: 18%

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
  • 169 total personnel

Yesterday, the fire became very active again around 3:00 p.m. due to dry windy hot conditions. Aviation resources supported firefighters with water bucket drops and retardant drops as the fire moved through dense pockets of trees. The fire is currently moving in a northeast direction. Crews will continue with line construction around the edges of the fire and mopping up hot spots. The weather is expected to continue with hot dry conditions.

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