Tue August 13, 2013
Rockport Fire Burns Homes, Forces Evacuations
*Updated at 11:00 a.m. 8/16/13
Summit County officials have removed the evacuation orders for the communities of Bridge Hollow and Promontory. Evacuation orders are still in effect for the communites of Rockport Estates and Rockport Ranches. Officials say those evacuations will remain at least through Monday.
Fire officials released an updated count of the number of homes destroyed, decreasing the original number of 14 to eight. It has also claimed several cars, boats and ATVs near the Rockport State Park.
The fire is now 50% contained and has burned just under 2,000 acres.
Two Red Cross shelters are still operating for evacuees – one at an LDS meetinghouse in Park City (510 Silver Summit Pkwy.), the other at North Summit Middle School in Coalville(64 S. 100 East) – for as long as evacuation orders are in effect.
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