Park City Fire District

Paul Hewitt, Park City Fire Service District Chief

 Wild weather hit the Park City area Friday afternoon.  High winds downed power lines, causing electricity outages and a wildfire in Summit County.  According to Paul Hewitt, Park City Fire District Chief, a fire burned between two and three acres east of Interstate 40 and North of Interstate 248.  No one was injured and no structures were threatened. The nearest development is Black Rock near Browns Canyon, which is about a half mile away.  Hewitt says the fire started near a power pole.  Despite high winds, firefighters controlled the blaze within thirty minutes.

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Hurricane Harvey built up to a category 4 by the time it made landfall near Corpus Christie last week Friday. As we’ve reported, two members of the Park City Fire District are a part of Utah Task Force 1 currently in Houston, rescuing survivors. KPCW’s Melissa Allison spoke to one of them and has this report.

Fatal Bike Accident on Deer Valley Trail

Jul 11, 2017

Last Friday, a mountain biker from Henderson Nevada was found seriously injured on a Deer Valley trail.  Carolyn Murray has more on this accident:

Fire Danger is Moderate

Jun 22, 2017

The fire season is underway with a 10,000 acre fire burning in southern Utah near the Brian Head Resort.  Here in Park City, some of our trails in the higher elevations are wet or snow-packed still but the Fire Marshall is asking people to call 911 if they see anything that looks like a fire hazard. 

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The Park City Fire District responds to more than 5,000 service calls a year. The majority of them are for medical emergencies, but about two percent require a form of specialized training that isn’t found in most small communities. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has the story.

Marsac Ave. was closed Wednesday night from the roundabout on up to Ontario Ave. due to an accident that took first responders more than four hours to cleanup. KPCW’s Melissa Allison was at the scene and brings us the story.

On today's program Leslie Thatcher as a final chat with  Summit County Council Member Tal Adair who served for just more than a year on the council and lost in his re-election bid. Rich Sonntag  is retiring as General Manager of Promontory. We look back at his years with the development. Dr. Scott McIntosh, Medical Director of Summit County and Park City Emergency Medical Systems, and Eric Hales from Park City Fire Dept.

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.

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