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Wasatch County Fire District
Fox Bay Fire Update
August 20, 2012
The FoxBay fire is now 100% contained. The total burn area is estimated at 540 acres.
There is a hand crew out working hotspots today as well as fire tenders spraying the perimeter with the assistance of Wasatch County Public Works.
Residents were allowed to return yesterday, after being displaced for more than 24 hours, and were relieved to find that their homes were undamaged, and were very pleased with the aggressive manner used to protect their homes. Several expressed their praise to the fire fighters and stated how lucky they were to have a full time fire station that was able to quickly respond.
The JordanelleState Park is now open to full status. They do ask that those using the facility refrain from beaching near the fire area.
The weather is very favorable today so fire fighters are hoping to have all of the hotspots put out by the end of the day and will be monitoring the situation tomorrow.
Wasatch County Fire District would like to express thanks to the public for their cooperation in allowing us to provide for their safety while protecting their homes.
The outcome could have been much different without the joint effort of all of the agencies that aggressively worked together. There were no structures damaged and no injuries were reported. Thanks to: Wasatch County Fire, Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department, Search and Rescue, Wasatch County EMS, Wasatch County Public Works, Utah State Division of Forestry, BLM, CERT, Red Cross, Rocky Mountain Power, Jordanelle Special Service District, and Summit County. Thanks also to local businesses and citizens who offered supplies.
Wasatch County Fire District PIO
Fox Bay Fire Press Release
Fox Bay Fire Wasatch/Summit Counties
Jordanelle State Park, Utah
Fire conditions at the Fox Bay Fire are holding favorably, so fire crews anticipate lifting the mandatory evacuation order at 4:00 p.m. August 19, 2012. Residents of the Lodge at Stillwater, The Shores, and Fox Bay will be allowed back to their homes. However, residents are being advised to not enter the fire perimeter in order to ensure safety.
Jordanelle State Park will allow citizens with reservations to enter the Park beginning at 4:00 p.m. today. However, State Park officials are not allowing any watercraft on the reservoir at this time.