Wasatch County Fire District

Wasatch Fire District

Wasatch County Fire District responded to a fire in the Timber Lakes area on Wednesday. There were no injuries but significant damage to the home.

Wasatch County Fire District

A plane slid off the runway at the Heber City airport Thursday morning.


Image of the home while it is on fire. Flames come out of the top of the home in contrast to the dark night that is set in
Wasatch County Fire

Fire crews were able to quickly put out a fire in Midway over the weekend.

The Midway home located near 650 North Center Street became fully engulfed in flames on Sunday evening. Wasatch County Fire District received word from a neighbor about the house fire on Midways Center street around 8:00 pm last night. When crews arrived shortly after they were able to knock the fire down and make entry into the unoccupied home. Fire District Public Information Officer Janet Carson says they are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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.

Wasatch County Fire

Wasatch County Fire District made two stops in the Timber Lakes region Sunday evening.

Wasatch Fire District PIO Janet Carson reports that the fire district sent an engine to respond to a chimney fire in the Timber Lakes area, about 15 minutes East of Heber, a little before 7:00 pm. That fire was contained with no damage. Around 20 minutes after the chimney fire began the fire crew was paged out for a fully engulfed cabin about a mile up the road from the first fire.

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

First responders dealt with a fire in Wasatch County this weekend near the Deer Creek Reservoir.

Wasatch County Fire and Wasatch County Sheriff’s office report the fire burned a total of 57 acres over the weekend.

The brush fire was reported at 3:00 pm Saturday afternoon, near the intersection of State Highways 189 and 113. That’s in the Charleston area. Highway 189 was temporarily closed in both directions but was open again by Saturday night.

Wasatch County Fire Department

Quick responses by Wasatch County Fire means two blazes were put out before they could damage structures on Monday.

Crews first responded to a fire near Red Ledges. Wasatch County Fire PIO Janet Carson reports that the fire size was about an acre, but crews were able to quickly put the flames out and contain the fire. She said no structures were damaged but there were a few homes within a few hundred feet.

Utah Fire Marshall

With Independence Day Celebrations coming next week, firework season is nearly here.

According to the Utah State Fire Marshall Class C fireworks can be sold now through July 25th.

Discharge of the fireworks is allowed two days before and one day after both Independence Day and Pioneer Day in Utah. You can set off your fireworks between 11:00 am and 11:00 pm on those days. On Independence and Pioneer Days fireworks can be discharged until midnight.

Wasatch County Fire PIO Janet Carson says they have not set any restrictions on fireworks so far this year.

Wasatch County Fire

The Wasatch County Fire Department is hosting a public information meeting this Thursday night in Heber. They’re inviting anyone who is concerned about the wildland fire conditions coming up this summer.

The meeting will be held on May 9th, Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Senior Citizen Center in Heber, at 465 East 1200 South.

The Public Information Officer for the Wasatch Fire District, Janet Carson said the wet winter could result in a more dangerous summer than normal, when the lush vegetation left by the snowfall starts to dry out in a couple of months.

Wasatch County Fire

As we’ve reported Sunday afternoon a home in the Timber Lakes subdivision blew up in a fiery explosion. This was the second house in a months’ time to explode into flames in the Timber Lakes division.

Wasatch County Fire District Public Spokeswoman Janet Carson says there’s no connection between the two explosions other than they are both homes Timber Lakes area, and that propane very well could have contributed in both cases.

Wasatch County Fire

The Wasatch County Fire District is reporting that an explosion Sunday destroyed a cabin in the Timber Lakes development—the second such instance in less than a month in the same neighborhood.

The Fire District said that the explosion occurred Sunday afternoon, in the development east of Heber.

They said no one was in the home and no one was injured in the explosion.

Fire personnel reported that the roof of the structure had collapsed by the time they arrived. Debris from the explosion was blown at least 200 feet around the cabin.

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.

Wasatch County Fire

The Mountain Subdivision called Timber Lakes sits in the hills east of Heber. The city fire officials are always concerned about this area because it is so dry and covered with scrub oak. A house fire was reported in the early hours of Friday morning and if not for the recent rain and a vigilent homeowner’s association, the outcome could have been catastrophic for many property owners in the neighborhood. Carolyn Murray has this:

Utah Firefighter Dies Fighting California Blaze

Aug 14, 2018
Salt Lake City Emergency Management

On Monday Draper Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Burchett was injured while fighting the Mendocino Complex Fire in California. He died Monday night from his injuries. He had a 20-year career with the Unified Fire Authority before joining the Draper Fire Department in May. He volunteered earlier in August to help with the California fire.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Dollar Ridge Fire Ben Fiz

The Dollar Ridge wild fire burning in Duchesne County started on private property in Wasatch County on Sunday afternoon.  It’s burned 30,000+ acres since, with zero containment.  The classification has been moved up to a Type 1 with the team arriving Tuesday night. Carolyn Murray has this:

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