Park City Fire District

Park City Fire District

Park City firefighters responded to a small wildfire above Park City on Saturday morning.


The fire was in the Empire Pass area just above the Empire Canyon Lodge at Deer Valley. Firefighters say the blaze was a campfire that got out of hand.


Crews responded quickly on Saturday morning and were able to extinguish the flames before they grew too large. 


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Three firefighters from the Park City Fire District left for California to assist in responding to the many fires currently burning across the state.


Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt says it’s a good thing all around to have staff who are certified to fight wildfires. And all three of the men who went to help crews battle fires in Northern California were excited to go. 


Today on the Local News Hour: 

(07:21) - Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt and Summit County Fire Warden Bryce Boyer talk about the fire works ban in place in Summit County.

(23:07) - Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has a preview of the Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday.

Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter  (9:41)to talk about the Sorenson Annexation Heber City council will vote next Tuesday. Park City Councilmember Max Doilney (22:24) has a recap of last night's meeting and Park City Fire District Battalion Chief  Mike Owens (39:10) talks about the Blue Ribbon commission and upcoming wild fire season.

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A construction trailer near Woodward Park City caught on fire Wednesday afternoon.

California Fire

40 firefighters from Utah are joining California crews to battle blazes across the state. Among those headed out include crews from Wasatch County and Park City Fire Districts’

Fires are devastating California communities as October draws to a close. The Kincade Fire in Sonoma county has burned 75,000 acres and is around 15% contained. Meanwhile the nearly 700-acre Getty fire in Los Angeles has caused evacuation from more than 7,000 residences and is just five percent contained.


Two members of the Park City Fired Department are part of a Utah task force that has been deployed to the East Coast to help victims of Hurricane Dorian.

Captain McKay Wadley and Engineer Chad Kramer were deployed Tuesday night by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to Charlotte, North Carolina. Park City Fire District spokesperson Tricia Hurd Hazelrigg says they’re in a hotel waiting for the storm to impact the area.

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Two cleaning employees at Park City Mountain Resort’s Red Pine Lodge were transported to the University of Utah burn unit Monday morning, after a chemical cleaner spilled. 

Park City Fire District spokesperson Tricia Hurd Hazelrigg says the department responded to a call from the Red Pine Lodge at the Canyons Resort when an employee misused a container of drain cleaner in pellet form.

KPCW Radio

The Park City Fire District and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to the situation around 5 p.m. Park City Fire District spokesperson Tricia Hurd Hazelrigg says a company was installing a communication line in the area and punctured a gas line under Ute Blvd. The gas caused the road to buckle, which is when the company, called emergency services. Hurd Hazelrigg says she doesn’t know the identity of the company that was installing the communication lines.

Park City Municipal Corporation

After screening the documentary “Era of Megafires” Wednesday, a panel of emergency responders from Park City, Summit County and Wasatch County discussed how they’re preparing for longer fire seasons and bigger fires along the Wasatch Back’s wildland-urban interface. 

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The Park City Fire District came to the rescue Saturday after a dog fell into an open storm drain in a construction area by Park City Heights.

The dog, a white Labrador named Cisca, was unhurt in the mishap, which occurred at about 4:00 pm Saturday.

Park City’s Chief Building Official, Dave Thacker, told KPCW that the hole has been covered, and the contractor at the Heights is working to ensure other drains are covered too.

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20,000 pounds of lime were spilt on Bitner Road last night leaving some people stranded for hours as the Park City Fire District worked to clean up the mess.

A dump truck coming through the Bitner Roundabout Thursday afternoon hit a boulder that tore out the belly of the truck carrying 20,000 pounds of lime. The driver was unaware that it had happened allowing the contents to pour out along Bitner road. Park City Fire District spokeswoman Tricia Hurd Hazelrigg says the department received a call about the spill around 4:30 pm and shut down the road to make a plan.

Two Park City paramedics were recently recognized for their role in the life saving efforts of a man who had a stroke while in Park City. 

Ogden resident Alan Hampton and his wife were finishing lunch in Park City in October when Hampton said he started to feel strange, when he tried to communicate with his wife he realized he couldn’t talk. After a call out to EMS Park City firefighters Dirk Grow and Logan Rodriguez arrived on scene. Rodriguez said they recognized immediately that Hampton was having a stroke.

Park City Fire District

A popular restaurant on Park City Mountain Resort was evacuated Friday morning so a hazmat team could take care of a dangerous substance.

Around 10:15 am on Friday, Park City Fire Department received a phone call that chlorine gas had accidently been created at the Summit House cafeteria located at the top of Bonanza Express. Which caused an evacuation of the building. Park City Battalion Chief Steve Zwirn explains how that happened.

Los Angeles County

18 firefighters from the Wasatch Back have joined with a group of over 70 firefighters from Utah to battle blazes in California.

The Woolsey Fire, located in Southern California has burned nearly 100,000 acres and is about one-third contained. The fire has also destroyed over 400 buildings in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt reports that the district sent three personnel with the Utah group. Utah firefighters left over the weekend and finished their first shift on Tuesday evening.