UPPER PROVO WILDFIRE – AUGUST 10, 2020
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
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
- 2 Helicopters
- 3 Engines
- 2 Squads
- 2 Type 2 Hand Crews
- 1 Wildland Fire Module
- 150 Total Personnel
Yesterday, the most active spot of the Upper Provo Wildfire is on the northeast side of the fire and west of Pyramid Lake. Fire behavior was low with interior burning within the fire lines. Firefighters will continue to focus on these areas for the next few days.
The Incident Management Team plans to transition management of this fire to a Type 4 team on Tuesday morning.
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