About 10:32 am Tuesday morning a fire broke out at the Basin Propane facility, technically in Naples, UT. This it the view from Jack’s General Tire whose employees received a phone call telling them that everyone within a half mile radius was to evacuate as soon as possible.
With in only minutes firefighters were on the scene and Uintah County’s new Code Red system was put to the test. Reverse phone calls went out to all who had signed up for the free notification service and neighborhoods adjacent were quickly evacuated.
No injuries have been reported and Sheriff Jeff Merrell confirmed that there was no need to evacuate the prisoners from the nearby Uintah County Public Safety Complex. KVEL’s Lincoln Brown quickly provided updates to the crew at Fox 13 News.
Hwy. 40 is open again and we are about to receive a final update.