Rockport Estates fire

Rockport Estate Fire
6:07 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Evacuation Holdout Asks For Escort To Safety

A Bridge Hollow resident who has refused to evacuate since the Rockport fire started Tuesday apparently had had enough and asked for a police escort down the hill today. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:13 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Some Homes Get Their Own Private Firefighters

Members of the Park City Fire Department (shown) get assistance by private firefighters hired by the Elkhorn Insurance company.
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

An insurance company has hired a private firefighting crew to stand by at the top of the Promontory Ranch Club to protect the high-end homes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
11:51 am
Thu August 15, 2013

14 Homes, 2,000 Acres, 1 Arrest As Day Three Starts

The air support over Rockport Estates continued on Day Two and Three.
Credit Charlie Lansche Images

Today begins day three of the Rockport Fire, and crews worked again throughout the night to defend homes and control the perimeter of the fire.

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Rockport Estate Fire
11:41 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Frustrated Resident Arrested After Running Barricade Second Time

The Promontory neighborhood looks clearer on Thursday morning, but evacuation orders are still in effect until at least 6PM Thursday.
Credit Rod Riley

A resident in the area ravaged by the Rockport 5 fire was arrested Wednesday for running through the evacuation barricade set up by Summit County Sheriff deputies.

Due to the fire near Wanship, portions of Promontory Ranch, Rockport Estates and Bridge Hollow have been evacuated and closed.

A press release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office says that 74-year-old Robert Wiener was arrested after his second attempt to run the barricade.

Wiener first violated the closure Tuesday  night, and he was warned he would be arrested if he tried it again.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:08 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Homes And Vehicles Lost in Rockport Fire, But No Lives

"Firenados", seen as narrow columns of swirling smoke, popped up throughout the fire yesterday, due to dry weather and winds.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek

The Rockport Fire forced hundreds of people out of their homes Tuesday afternoon as it ravaged through the dry brush. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, several structures and vehicles were lost, but no injuries have been reported.

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