Park City Fire District

With fireworks season still to come, a large fireworks display caught residents – and their dogs - by surprise Tuesday night.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has the story.

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The Coalition Lodge caught fire Thursday evening, and the investigation revealed faulty construction.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

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.

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  Quick thinking Stagecoach Estates residents saved their rental home when a brush fire broke out Saturday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City Fire District

  Calm winds and good defensible space made quick work for Park City firefighters as they fought a wildfire in Stagecoach Estates Saturday afternoon.   Park City Battalion Chief Ray Huntzinger tells KPCW that the fire started around 3:30pm and forced the evacuation of three homes near Lower Cove Road.   Huntzinger says the fire came within 15 feet of a cabin.  A man staying at that cabin tried to put out the fire himself and suffered minor injuries.  He was treated at the scene and did not need additional medical care.

It's County Fair time! On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Fair Director Travis English. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce details the reasons why the Planning Commission will be forwarding a negative recommendation to City Council on the Alice Claim development. Casey Vorwaller, the Public Information Officer for the Park City Fire District has the latest on where fireworks and open fire are allowed and Kamas Mayor Lew Marchant has details about Kamas Valley Fiesta Days.

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The Park City Council has banned the use of fireworks and open fires in town. The town's emergency manager, Hugh Daniels and Fire Chief Paul Hewitt say they gave the council information and their honest opinions. Although they don't agree exactly on the level of risk, both men says they've erred on the side of caution. Rick Brough has more.

The Park City Council will decide Thursday if they issue a ban on fireworks and open fires, after they see how the weather and moisture levels look at this point. The council reviewed the item at their meeting last week. As Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt put it, there was "a little bit of a disagreement" among emergency responders about the fire hazard this year. Rick Brough has more.

Firefighters on the Fourth of July responded to a brushfire in the Rockport area, Friday afternoon, and a small blaze that night in the Trailside neighborhood, caused by fireworks. Rick Brough has more.