Jordanelle wildfire contained
July 27, 2015
A wildfire at the Jordanelle Reservoir Monday afternoon covered nearly two acres of land and forced the evacuation of residents at the Fox Bay condominiums.
Wasatch County Fire responded to the wildfire north of Fox Bay and near the Jordanelle Fire Station at noon, according to Janet Carson, Wasatch County Fire’s public information officer. At 3:45 p.m., Carson said the fire was 100 percent contained and the evacuation order had been lifted.
No structures were destroyed and no injuries were reported as a result of the fire, Carson said.
Shortly after noon, a resident noticed smoke behind Fox Bay and alerted Wasatch County authorities, Carson said. Within about 10 minutes, authorities had evacuated Fox Bay residents from more than 100 units to the Lodge at Stillwater.
High-winds caused the fire to quickly engulf the two acres, Carson said. However, she said officials were never concerned the fire would spread to U.S. 40 or threaten any homes in Summit County.
"We flanked it from every side and there was never a fear of it spreading," Carson said.
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Summit County Fire Warden Bryce Boyer and the Park City Fire District also responded to the call, but did not provide assistance.
The fire’s cause wasn’t immediately known and an investigation to determine the origin is ongoing. Officials are considering a downed power line to be the source, Carson said.