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Park City Fire District

The garage of a Prospector home was destroyed after a fire broke out Friday night. Fire crews responded to a home fire on Annie Oakley Drive just before 8  p.m. When crews arrived, they found the garage ablaze with flames reaching the second story.

The home’s owner and two family pets got out safely.

Most of the damage was contained to the garage, but a vehicle parked in the driveway was destroyed and smoke and water damage affected other areas of the home making it uninhabitable. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Park City Fire District

A family of seven lost their home Sunday night after a fire broke out. Neighbors are helping to raise funds so the children can experience the true meaning of Christmas. Leslie Thatcher has more.

KPCW

Cool Science Radio's first guest stepping away from the Future in Review Conference is Con Slobodchikoff, author of Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals. Slobodchikoff is CEO of Animal Communications Ltd. and the director of the Animal Language Institute. The name of the panel that he will be heading at the Conference is “The Patterns of Language: Using Computers to Communicate with Other Species.”

VERNAL, Utah (AP) - Authorities say a nearly 4-square-mile wildfire has led to evacuations in northeast Utah's Steinaker State Park.

Park Manager Mike Murray said Saturday evening that the blaze had been threatening park structures and areas, including the office, shop and long-term campground.

He estimates 30 ft flames had come up to the shop, but multiple fire agencies held off the blaze, and it was no longer putting those buildings at risk.

North Summit Fire District

There are signs that the Rockport area struck by last summer's fire is recovering well. In the meantime, though, another summer is starting, and we're dealing with what Summit County Emergency manager Kevin calls, our biggest annual hazard. Rick Brough has more.

With the fire season coming on, an idea being explored by state government could have a major impact on counties and cities. The Summit County Council heard Wednesday that the state might take on all the costs on fire fighting. Rick Brough has more.

Local volunteers are invited to help local forester Jason Barto and some elite firefighters with a tree maintenance project in South Summit Friday. Rick Brough has more.

North Summit Fire District

Crews from the North Summit Fire District responded to a structure fire in Tollgate Canyon Tuesday afternoon. Rick Brough has more.

Christmas celebrations are in full swing, but the Park City Fire District is advising you to be careful, so the merriment isn't interrupted by a major blaze. Rick Brough has more.

The weather-watchers at the National Weather Service are guarding against the hazards that come after the fires are put out---that is, flash floods or debris slides when heavy rainfall hits the slopes denuded by fire. Rick Brough has more.

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