Representatives previously put the number of acres burned at 4,000, but have since scaled it back.
Twelve homes were destroyed including some cars and boats and putting more than 250 other homes are in jeopardy.
Residents of Rockport Estates, the Bridge Hollow subdivision, and the Promontory Estates were all under evacuation orders due to what has been coined the Rockport 5 Fire (#Rockport5fire).
In the Promontory development mandatory evacuation orders were issued to families with small children.
Shifting winds also forced the closure of State Route 32 from I-80 near mile post 28 to Brown’s Canyon Road mile post 22.
Evacuation centers were set up at North Summit Middle School in Coalville at 64 S. 100 E. and at the LDS church at 510 Silver Summit Pkwy in Park City.
More than 1,600 residents in the area lost power due to transmission interruptions according to Rock Mountain Power. Rocky Mountain Power intentionally cut off power in Coalville, Hoytsville, and Wanship to prevent further interruptions. Shortly after 7 p.m. crews restored power to the Hoytville, Wanship, and Coalsville areas.
Evacuation centers were changed from previous location due to power outages in the area.
The fire, which spread at a rate of 50-80 feet per minute, is estimated to be 5% contained. Fire crews will work through the overnight hours until the fire is 100% contained.
Utah American Red Ross urges Utahns displaced by Rockport fire to register at safeandwell.org to let loved ones know their status.
Displaced residents can call 435.336.3500 or 435.615.3500 to determine what time tomorrow re-entry will be granted.