Rockport 5 Fire evacuees eager to return home

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Evacuees of the Rockport 5 Fire are not only worried about the flames, they're worried about when they'll be able to return home.
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Evacuees of the Rockport 5 Fire are not only worried about the flames, they're worried about when they'll be able to return home.

Officials said they will assess the fire and determine whether or not to lift evacuations at 6:00 p.m. Thursday.

Bobetta Butters said she returned to her family's Lake Rockport Estates subdivision home briefly on Wednesday morning. She described seeing the scorched land that burned around her house.

"I know where I am and it's unrecognizable," she said.

Butter's husband stayed behind to protect their house.

Summit County Officials said they know of at least two men holed up waiting out the blaze.

Others are growing frustrated.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office arrested Robert Wiener Wednesday morning after he allegedly drover through a hard barricade to get to his home in Promontory Ranch.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said Wiener had been warned the night before for the exact same offense. He is facing a third degree felony charge for evading.

Officials are asking people to be patient and reminded them of available help.

The Red Cross has set up two shelters for evacuees. One is located at North Summit Middle School in Coalville. The other is located at an LDS ward in Park City.

So far, the Red Cross has helped over 150 people with food, water and emotional support.

"Obviously this is a very desperate time in people's lives," Red Cross Volunteer Dan Rangel said. "They want answers and we will help them as much as possible."

Butters said her family doesn't have a plan other than to live minute by minute.

"It's minute by minute because like I said we don't know what to expect," she added.

The Red Cross shelters will remain open until evacuation orders are in effect for portions of Promontory Ranch, Rockport Estates and Bridge Hollow subdivisions.
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