KAMAS, Utah — In an update Monday morning, The U.S. Forest Service in Uintah-Wasatch-Cache says the Upper Provo wildfire is now at 84% containment and 480 acres.
The fire, which is under investigation but believed to be human caused, is located 22 miles east of Kamas, Utah, in the Murdock Basin area and is being fueled by mixed conifer and lodge-pole pine.
The fire began on July 31, 2020.
Mirror Lake Highway is open but, fire officials say motorists should being mindful of fire service traffic on the roadway.
Murdock Basin Road and Broadhead Meadows Road, also known as Forest Service Roads #137 and #416, respectively, remain closed in the area around Murdock Basin and Broadhead Meadows.
"Yesterday, the most active spot of the Upper Provo Wildfire is on the northeast side of the fire and west of Pyramid Lake," stated the U.S. Forest Service. "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 anticipates transitioning management of the fire to a Type-4 team on Tuesday morning.
Currently, there are two helicopters, three engines, two squads, two type 2 hand crews, one wildland fire module, and 150 total personnel assigned to the fire.