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.

Originally aired July 29, 2013.  

A Summit County rancher is seeking compensation for a US Forest service controlled burn went awry and torched his grazing lands. Lynn Ware Peek has more.