Blaze engulfs Wanship home |

Blaze engulfs Wanship home

Flames burst through the roof of a Wanship home on Thursday night. No one was home at the time and the home has been described as a total loss. (Courtesy of the North Summit Fire District)

Flames overtook a Wanship home as fire crews from several Summit County agencies battled the blaze on Thursday night.

At around 7:10 p.m., the North Summit Fire District responded to the fire at the single-family home near Rockport Road and Lakeside Drive, below the Rockport Reservoir, in Wanship, according to Tyler Rowser, a public information officer with the North Summit Fire District. Crew members from the North, South and Park City Fire Districts assisted.

When crews arrived the home was fully engulfed, preventing any members from entering the structure, Rowser said, adding that no one was home at the time. However, the homeowner was contacted and arrived on scene.

Rowser said a neighbor reported the incident, but no other structures were threatened or damaged. Crews contained the fire at around 11 p.m. The home is considered a total loss.

As of 9 a.m. Friday, the North Summit Fire District, Utah State Fire marshal and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office were investigating the cause.

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