Fox Bay Fire Press Release #2
Fox Bay Fire Wasatch/Summit Counties
Jordanelle State Park, Utah
After fire assessments were made this morning, the Fox Bay Fire is approximately 40% contained. Approximately 550 acres have burned northwest of Jordanelle State Park. At present, the weather is cooperating with fire suppression efforts, although there is a high expectancy of lightning and wind this afternoon.
Mandatory evacuations are still in place for Fox Bay, Stillwater, and the Shores residents, and visitors from the Jordanelle State Park. Officials are planning on lifting the evacuation order at 4:00 P.M. today as long as conditions continue to stay favorable.
A center for displaced residents is open at the J.R. Smith Elementary School in Heber City, located 10 miles east of the incident on Highway 40. The address to the school is 500 North 235 East in Heber City.
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.
Jordanelle area residents are fortunate to have had the foresight to construct the Jordanelle Fire Station since this fire almost certainly would have resulted in the loss of homes and other critical structures and could have caused significant injuries and loss of life. At present, there have been no injuries and no structures have been lost.
For current updates on the fire, citizens are directed to call the Wasatch County Administration Building at 435-654-3211.