Park City Fire District

Park City Fire District

  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.

Park City is cracking down - from banning fireworks to enforcing speed limits. Leslie Thatcher has more.

A former Park City Fire District Captain, convicted of embezzlement for falsifying his time-off records, was sentenced to three years of probation in Third District Court Monday. Fifty-year-old Randolph Scott was also sentenced to community service, a fine and restitution. Rick Brough has more.

The Park City Fire District Board is holding a public hearing Tuesday night on some proposed fee increases for fire inspections, and to provide standby personnel for events. Rick Brough has more.

Park City Firefighters put out a fire at a home at 1265 Park Avenue this afternoon. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.