ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Rockport 5 Fire Map 2013 situation today improved as the Utah wildfire reached 50% containment. The Rockport 5 Fire did not increase in size overnight, officials tell news. But mandatory evacuation orders still remain in place for Rockport Estates and Rockport Ranches.
In their latest news update today, officials on the Rockport Fire indicate that the fire has reached 1920 acres but is not growing. But an “evacuation order for Rockport Estates and Rockport Ranches remains in place.” At issue are hotspots that have yet to be stopped.
Officials are keeping existing evacuation orders due to troubling hot spots within the fire’s perimeter. “The evacuation order remains in place. Firefighters building and securing containment lines are still
seeing hot spots in pockets of unburned fuels within the fire perimeter.” Officials tell news that, because there are hotspots inside the fire’s perimeter, they can’t have residents back in their communities because of the “need for helicopter water drops will continue”.
Reps also tell news that Twitter feed updates might be given overnight tonight. “If there is an increase in fire activity over night updates will be provided via twitter @summitwildfires.” For the latest fire map click HERE. For continuing coverage of this and other fires click HERE.