UPPER PROVO WILDFIRE – AUGUST 8, 2020
Media Contact: Kim Osborn (801) 710-3664
Heber-Kamas District Office (435) 783-4338
Start: July 31, 2020
Location: 22 miles east of Kamas, Utah in the Murdock Basin area
Cause: Human Caused – under investigation
Size: 480 acres Containment: 44%
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
- 4 Helicopters
- 4 Engines
- 2 Squads
- 3 Type 2 Hand Crews & 1 Hotshot Crew
- 1 Wildland Fire Module
- 209 Total Personnel
The Upper Provo Fire remains active, with the most active spot just west of Pyramid Lake. Crews are working hard to keep the fire from spotting over the lake. The terrain in that area is very rugged, which affects firefighting tactics. Hand crews are directing helicopter bucket drops to help extinguish torching trees and other active fire spots.
Yesterday, a local fire prevention patrol unit responded to another escaped campfire that burned a 10’x10’ area outside the fire ring. This is the third escaped campfire found near the Upper Provo Fire.
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