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4:49 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Wildfire Preperation Fair

  Although the wildlife season is drawing to a close, a Wildfire Preparedness Fair this weekend, sponsored by Park  City, Summit County and the Park City Fire District, drew a steady stream of local visitors. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
2:50 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Rockport Reservoir Saves The Day

Helicopters scooped water from the nearby Rockport Reservoir to help contain the Rockport Fire.
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

If there's a wildfire, the best possible scenario would be to have a lake full of water a mile away - with free dipping privileges. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports - that's been the case with the Rockport Fire.

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Rockport Estate Fire
2:27 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Fire Aftermath

Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

The Rockport Fire was reported at 90% containment Monday morning. But even last week, at the height of the blaze, Summit County officials said they needed to think about the aftermath. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
6:34 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Prelude To A Fire Started Days Before

Small fires may have been a prelude to the Rockport fire (shown burning Wednesday).
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

The blazed that started Tuesday in the Rockport Estates area is the worst fire that Summit County has seen in years. But Local Emergency personnel might understandably think that the opening act started this weekend.

In the prior days, the County's Fire Warden and firefighters have been busy responding to a rash of small fires in eastern Summit County - mostly lightning caused. Rick Brough has more.

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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
11:41 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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Rockport Estate Fire
1:00 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Rockport Fire Slowed But Didn't Die Overnight

Air support dumped fire suppressant over burning areas yesterday.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek

Firefighters battled the Rockport fire overnight and calm conditions this morning allowed crews to work on hot spots. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

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Rockport Estate Fire
12:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Relief Society President Rushes To Help Those Affected By Fire

When Melanie Bosworth heard news about the Rockport fire, as a North Summit Relief Society President for the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she kicked into gear.

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