UPPER PROVO WILDFIRE – AUGUST 11, 2020
: Brenda Bushell (435) 783-8702, 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
- 84 Total Personnel
- 2 Type 2 Hand Crews
- 1 Wildland Fire Module
Yesterday, the most active spot of the Upper Provo Wildfire is still on the northeast side of the fire and west of Pyramid Lake. Firefighters will continue to work on hot spots in this area for another 10 days if needed.
On the Upper Provo fire to date, 570,934 gallons of water has been dumped by helicopters, 7,678 gallons of retardant was dropped by retardant planes, and 6.7 miles of hose line was placed around the fire. The fire was turned back to the local Heber-Kamas District this morning. This will be the last update for this fire unless and any significant change.
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