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Deer Creek Fire has burned 381 acres and is 20% contained.

The fire is located south of the Deer Creek Dam up Provo Canyon.

Public Information Officer Leann Fox says the fire started around noon on Wednesday and raced up the hill side.

“It was driven by weather and terrain, they got air resources on it very quickly. Then later some thunder clouds moved in and put quite a bit of moisture on the fire, it really helped the situation out.”

The rain storm started around 4:00 pm, after the rain fall crews went back out to continue working.

UDOT

An active fire is burning near the Deer Creek dam. According to eye-witness accounts, the fire started a bit before Noon. Although unconfirmed it appears as if the train started the fire. Crews, including several helicopters, are actively working to fight the fire. KPCW will update this story as we have more information.

Heber City Police Department

A Heber City man was arrested after an argument with his roommates led to the man pulling out a gun. 

Kyle Louis Salber was arguing with his roommates when he pulled out a .40 Caliber handgun. According to a Facebook post by the Heber City Police department, Salber was intoxicated and using the gun to get his roommates to do what he wanted.

Officer arrived on the scene where Salber was taken into custody without incident.

wasatchcountyfire.com

This week is a holiday for many who will enjoy time off, parades, celebrations and fireworks displays.  But it’s all hands on deck for the Wasatch Fire District.  They’ve got regulations in place and with the hot temperatures and high winds predicted for the next few days, they are on alert.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Make friends while making a difference on trails at  Wasatch State Park.  Contact kathydonnell@utah.gov for registration and more information.
Aug. 11:  Midway Reservoir Trail – meet at Boulder Basin Parking lot up Pine Canyon Rd
Sept. 8:  Kays Way – meet at Deer Creek Trail Head & shuttle to Decker Canyon

Heber City / Heber City

Heber City is under tremendous growth pressure.  It’s deemed one of the fastest growing areas nationwide.  Annexation policies were adopted several weeks ago at a city council meeting but then rescinded a week later by the council.  The annexation policy would have allowed two large parcels near the Utah Valley University campus to be brought under Heber’s land use code. That option, at least for now, is off the table. Carolyn Murray has this story. 

Wasatch School District

When the state legislature meets each year, there’s always a school fund equalization push coming from representatives of some less affluent school districts throughout the state.  The Park City and Wasatch School Districts share this yearly challenge coming from some state legislators.  Carolyn Murray has this: