Park City Fire District

Bob Zanetti

Thanks to quick thinking and quick action Wednesday afternoon; Pinebrook residents were able to avoid a disaster.

Around noon, a trailer sitting in the driveway of a home in promontory caught on-fire. The owner of the trailer was a contractor. Officials say that the contractor had enough foresight to jump in his truck and move the trailer away from the home and the nearby scrub oak, helping prevent a brushfire.

Yesterday afternoon Park City police, fire, health department and hazmat responders were dispatched to the Marriott Hotel on Sidewinder Drive in the Prospector Square neighborhood after a caller reported gaseous odors coming from a small utility closet in the hotel.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City Fire Department responded to a call Wednesday morning that a hot tub on a deck of the New Park Hotel was in flames. Carolyn Murry has this:

Paul Hewitt, Park City Fire Service District Chief

 Wild weather hit the Park City area Friday afternoon.  High winds downed power lines, causing electricity outages and a wildfire in Summit County.  According to Paul Hewitt, Park City Fire District Chief, a fire burned between two and three acres east of Interstate 40 and North of Interstate 248.  No one was injured and no structures were threatened. The nearest development is Black Rock near Browns Canyon, which is about a half mile away.  Hewitt says the fire started near a power pole.  Despite high winds, firefighters controlled the blaze within thirty minutes.

Hurricane Harvey built up to a category 4 by the time it made landfall near Corpus Christie last week Friday. As we’ve reported, two members of the Park City Fire District are a part of Utah Task Force 1 currently in Houston, rescuing survivors. KPCW’s Melissa Allison spoke to one of them and has this report.

Fatal Bike Accident on Deer Valley Trail

Jul 11, 2017

Last Friday, a mountain biker from Henderson Nevada was found seriously injured on a Deer Valley trail.  Carolyn Murray has more on this accident:

Fire Danger is Moderate

Jun 22, 2017

The fire season is underway with a 10,000 acre fire burning in southern Utah near the Brian Head Resort.  Here in Park City, some of our trails in the higher elevations are wet or snow-packed still but the Fire Marshall is asking people to call 911 if they see anything that looks like a fire hazard. 

Melissa Allison

The Park City Fire District responds to more than 5,000 service calls a year. The majority of them are for medical emergencies, but about two percent require a form of specialized training that isn’t found in most small communities. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has the story.

Marsac Ave. was closed Wednesday night from the roundabout on up to Ontario Ave. due to an accident that took first responders more than four hours to cleanup. KPCW’s Melissa Allison was at the scene and brings us the story.

On today's program Leslie Thatcher as a final chat with  Summit County Council Member Tal Adair who served for just more than a year on the council and lost in his re-election bid. Rich Sonntag  is retiring as General Manager of Promontory. We look back at his years with the development. Dr. Scott McIntosh, Medical Director of Summit County and Park City Emergency Medical Systems, and Eric Hales from Park City Fire Dept.