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Officials plan to lift Fox Bay evacuations Sunday afternoon

UPDATE: (Sunday, 10:16 a.m.) Officials are reporting a plan to lift the evacuation order in place for Fox Bay, Stillwater, Shores residents, and visitors from Jordanelle State Park around 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon if conditions remain favorable.
Fox Bay Fire (Clay Weldon)
Fox Bay Fire (Clay Weldon)
Fox Bay Fire
Fox Bay Fire
UPDATE: (Sunday, 10:16 a.m.) Officials are reporting a plan to lift the evacuation order in place for Fox Bay, Stillwater, Shores residents, and visitors from Jordanelle State Park around 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon if conditions remain favorable.

The evacuation center in Heber at Smith Elementary is still open and available to evacuees.

Jordanelle State Park is currently closed to the public, but individuals who fled the area and left watercraft, trailers, and other personal property are free to retrieve their items today from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For current updates on the fire, citizens are directed to call the Wasatch County Administration Building at 435-654-3211.

UPDATE: (Sunday, 9:50 a.m.) According to the American Red Cross, the evacuation center in Park City at the Park City Recreation Center is closed. They are reporting that 7 evacuees spent the night at the center.

The Heber shelter at Smith Elementary remains open until further notice.

UPDATE (Sunday, 7:30 a.m.) As of Sunday morning, the Fox Bay Fire has burned 750 acres and is 40% contained.

According to officials, the fire moved to the east and closer to the reservoir overnight, which was the movement they had been hoping for.

Officials are keeping evacuations in place until the fire reaches a higher level of containment, but people with trailers or boats in the area will be briefly allowed in to the evacuated area to retrieve them.

Reports Sunday morning also stated there are no reported injuries and no buildings burned by the fire at this time.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

HEBER, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Hundreds of residents have been evacuated from their homes because of a wildfire burning near Jordanelle Reservoir.  The Fox Bay wildfire has burned 500 acres and is threatening homes. Firefighters say the fire is only five percent contained. 

Numerous areas are under mandatory evacuations including the Fox Bay and Stillwater developments along with Jordanelle State Park.

As a precautionary measure, both Deer Crest and the St. Regis Hotel at Deer Valley Ski Resort have started voluntary evacuations.

Residents and state park visitors who have been displaced can relocate to either:
  • JR Smith Elementary School in Heber City, Utah, located 10 miles east of the incident on Highway 40. The address to the school is 500 North 235 East in Heber. Victims not unfamiliar with the area can turn east at the first traffic light at 500 North at the Smiths grocery store
  • Deer Crest Residents and St. Regis occupants can evacuate to the Park City Municipal Athletic Recreation Center at 1200 Little Kate RD.
So far, no structures have burned and no injuries have been reported.

Multiple agencies, as well as two helicopters and four airplanes are working the fire at this time.

Rocky Mountain Power has confirmed with ABC 4 News that power has been restored after some two thousand Park City residents lost power throughout Saturday evening.

Crews responded to the scene after reports came in around 3 p.m. that multiple fires had started near mile marker six on Highway 40.

Investigators have not released the cause of the fire.

Law enforcement officials say they will regroup on Sunday morning at 7am to determine whether it's safe for residents to return to their homes.

Stay tuned to ABC News and ABC4.com for details on this developing story.
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