Four homes evacuated as fire burns in Summit County


    SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah – Four homes have been evacuated in Summit County as crews try to get a fire in the Tollgate Canyon area under control.

    According to the Park City Fire District, the fire started around 2 p.m. Monday, had burned 200 to 250 acres and was expected to grow to 300.

    The Summit County Sheriff’s Office said it was working to get in touch with residents whose homes may be threatened by the fire, and four homes had already been evacuated.

    Update continued: No injuries reported. 4 structures have been evacuated but none are in immediate danger. Fire crews are taking extreme precautions and working diligently to control the fire.

    — Park City Fire (@PCFireDistrict) July 30, 2018

    Tollgate Canyon Road is closed to all traffic while crews work to get the fire under control.

    Tollgate Canyon Rd is CLOSED at this time to all traffic @UtahWildfire @SummitCountyUT #utfire

    — North Summit Fire (@NorthSummitFire) July 30, 2018

    Summit County officials said that a controlled backburn was started at the fire, in an attempt to prevent it from spreading toward I-80.

    Video of the fire can be seen below:

    Fox 13 has a crew on the way to the scene. Additional details will be posted as they become available.


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