Wildfire North Of Park City Threatens Homes, Not Ski Resorts
A wildfire north of the resort town of Park City, Utah remains a threat to hundreds of homes in the area. “It’s about 10 miles north of the town and is heading north and not toward the ski areas,” SnoCountry.com’s Jill Adler, a Park City resident, reports.
The fire has destroyed at least 12 homes and about 20 outbuildings. Some news reports have been confusing to skiers, believing the fire was in Park City because of datelines.
The fire began close to a populated area and had grown to 2,000 acres (about three square miles) by Wednesday evening (Aug. 14). Steady winds and rising temperatures stoked the fire. A lightening strike ignited the blaze Tuesday.
InciWeb.org reports the so-called Rockport Fire threatens the communities of Rockport Estates, Rockport Ranches, Bridge Hollow, and Promontory. The fire is said to be 20 percent contained.
Fire map: InciWeb.org