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: 480 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 – watch for fire traffic on the road
- 5 Helicopters
- 5 Engines
- 2 Squads
- 4 Type 2 Hand Crews & 1 Hotshot Crew
- 1 Wildland Fire Module
- 235 Total Personnel
Yesterday, crews continued with fireline construction on the north edge of the fire. Due to rough terrain and difficult access, two squads were inserted by helicopter to contain numerous spot fires near the head of the fire. Saw teams are removing snags along the flanks of the fire. Snags are burned or dead trees that have a high potential to fall. They are extremely dangerous to work around. Fire behavior was moderated by cooler temperatures and cloud cover. Some areas of the fire experienced afternoon thunderstorms which produced very little rain and gusty out flow winds. Today firefighters will focus on extinguishing spot fires and securing the fires edge.