Fox Bay Fire contained

Posted at 3:38 PM, Aug 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-19 20:30:03-04


  • All evacuations have been lifted as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown, but it has three separate ignition points.
  • It started at around 2:40 p.m. Saturday and has burned 750 acres by Sunday morning.
  • The fire was contained by 6 p.m. Sunday.
  • Evacuated residents are told to go to JR Smith Elementary (235 East 500 North, Heber) and Park City Municipal Athletic Recreation Center (1200 Little Kate, Park City).



JORDANELLE RESERVOIR, Utah - A wildfire that sparked near Jordanelle Reservoir on Saturday afternoon is 100 percent contained Sunday evening.

The Fox Bay Fire started at around 2:40 p.m. Saturday near the Mayflower exit of US-40. It appears to have three separate ignition points before spreading to several hundred acres. It has burned about 750 acres so far in Summit and Wasatch Counties.

Rocky Mountain Power reports that approximately 1,992 customers in Heber City, Park City and Wasatch County lost power because of the fire, but power was restored to all customers by 10 p.m.

Park City officials say the fire is creating intermittent disruptions in water distribution in the Park City area. Residents are asked to stop outside watering until Monday night. (via @ParkCityGovt)

About 200 homes were evacuated on Saturday evening, but all evacuations had been lifted by 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.