North Summit Fire District

Henefer Fire Burns Six Acres Before Its Contained

Jun 14, 2018
Summit County

On Thursday afternoon, a wildfire in the Fire Canyon area in North Summit burned about six acres. It is a state wildlife management area on the southeast bench of the town of Henefer. Carolyn Murray has this:


Lynn Ware Peek.

It was a bad case of deja vu, for Rockport Estates homeowners and local firefighters, as a fire broke out Friday afternoon close to the same area as the Rockport blaze last August. The good news is that the fire was of less duration and inflicted less damage. An evacuation for 200 homes in the Rockport area was ordered Friday afternoon, but was lifted later that night. The spokesmen for the North Summit Fire District, Tyler Rowser, reported about 3 p.m. Sunday that the fire was entirely contained, with 120 acres burned. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Lynn Ware Peek.

The second fire in Rockport in many years is now 100% contained the homes of Rockport residents spared. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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The Summit County Council has a couple of weeks off this month. But ironically, that comes during the national celebration of County Government Month. Rick Brough has more.

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The North Summit Fire District is now better able to provide emergency care, thanks to a certification it has obtained from the state.

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An early morning fire in Wanship destroyed a local barn Tuesday, and resulted in the death of some small farm animals. Rick Brough has more.