Summit County

PCFD/Paul Hewitt

If there's a wildfire, the best possible scenario would be to have a lake full of water a mile away - with free dipping privileges. As KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports - that's been the case with the Rockport Fire.

Utah Department of Transportation

A single-vehicle truck-trailer accident held up traffic on U.S. 40 Friday afternoon. It sent both passengers to Salt Lake hospitals, one of those with critical injuries. Rick Brough has more.

Fire Aftermath

Aug 19, 2013
PCFD/Paul Hewitt

The Rockport Fire was reported at 90% containment Monday morning. But even last week, at the height of the blaze, Summit County officials said they needed to think about the aftermath. Rick Brough has more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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