Summit County

Rockport Estate Fire
3:36 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Still Not Safe For Residents to Return Home in Rockport

Hot spots still smoulder Friday in the Rockport Estates and Rockport Ranches area.
Credit Larry Warren

Leaking propane tanks in the Rockport Ranches and Rockport Estates subdivisions may mean that even though an evacuation order is lifted sometime soon, it could be a while before residents are actually allowed to live in their homes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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Rockport Estate Fire
6:34 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Prelude To A Fire Started Days Before

Small fires may have been a prelude to the Rockport fire (shown burning Wednesday).
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

The blazed that started Tuesday in the Rockport Estates area is the worst fire that Summit County has seen in years. But Local Emergency personnel might understandably think that the opening act started this weekend.

In the prior days, the County's Fire Warden and firefighters have been busy responding to a rash of small fires in eastern Summit County - mostly lightning caused. Rick Brough has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
6:07 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Evacuation Holdout Asks For Escort To Safety

A Bridge Hollow resident who has refused to evacuate since the Rockport fire started Tuesday apparently had had enough and asked for a police escort down the hill today. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:13 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Some Homes Get Their Own Private Firefighters

Members of the Park City Fire Department (shown) get assistance by private firefighters hired by the Elkhorn Insurance company.
Credit PCFD/Paul Hewitt

An insurance company has hired a private firefighting crew to stand by at the top of the Promontory Ranch Club to protect the high-end homes. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Local News
11:48 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Counties & Cities Meet Together For Planning

A joint meeting between all the government officials and planning staffs from Park City, Heber City, Summit and Wasatch Counties was held earlier this week and was the first in what will likely be many over the coming months. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Rockport Estate Fire
11:41 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Frustrated Resident Arrested After Running Barricade Second Time

The Promontory neighborhood looks clearer on Thursday morning, but evacuation orders are still in effect until at least 6PM Thursday.
Credit Rod Riley

A resident in the area ravaged by the Rockport 5 fire was arrested Wednesday for running through the evacuation barricade set up by Summit County Sheriff deputies.

Due to the fire near Wanship, portions of Promontory Ranch, Rockport Estates and Bridge Hollow have been evacuated and closed.

A press release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office says that 74-year-old Robert Wiener was arrested after his second attempt to run the barricade.

Wiener first violated the closure Tuesday  night, and he was warned he would be arrested if he tried it again.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:08 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Homes And Vehicles Lost in Rockport Fire, But No Lives

"Firenados", seen as narrow columns of swirling smoke, popped up throughout the fire yesterday, due to dry weather and winds.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek

The Rockport Fire forced hundreds of people out of their homes Tuesday afternoon as it ravaged through the dry brush. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, several structures and vehicles were lost, but no injuries have been reported.

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Rockport Estate Fire
1:00 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Rockport Fire Slowed But Didn't Die Overnight

Air support dumped fire suppressant over burning areas yesterday.
Credit Lynn Ware Peek

Firefighters battled the Rockport fire overnight and calm conditions this morning allowed crews to work on hot spots. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

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Rockport Estate Fire
12:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Relief Society President Rushes To Help Those Affected By Fire

When Melanie Bosworth heard news about the Rockport fire, as a North Summit Relief Society President for the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she kicked into gear.

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Rockport Estate Fire
12:34 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Red Cross Serves More Than 150 Locals In Fire's Wake

American Red Cross shelters in Coalville and Park City - established Tuesday as refuge for evacuees forced from  their homes by the Rockport wildfire - will remain open until at least 6 PM Wednesday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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