For Immediate Release
Contact: Kait Webb (385) 249-6696
August 7, 2020
Summary: The human-caused Parleys Fire was mapped at 80 acres and is 0% contained. A Type 3 incident management team has assumed command of the fire. There was minimal fire activity overnight and no new growth; interior pockets of green vegetation continued to burn. Firefighters successfully dropped retardant around the majority of the fire perimeter yesterday. Today, crews will focus on securing containment lines around the fire. Fire investigators are asking anyone who saw a large dump truck, dark brown in color dragging chains traveling up I-80 in Parleys yesterday to make contact at (801) 538-5555.
Start Date: August 6, 2020 at approximately 6 pm
Location: Parleys Canyon, along I-80 near mm 134
Cause: Human-caused, investigation is on-going.
Fire Size & Containment: Mapped at 80 acres, 0% contained
Complexity: Type 3 Incident Command
Jurisdiction: State and private
Fire Behavior: Smoldering
Structures Threatened: Yes
Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations in effect for the community of Mt. Aire
Closures: I-80 both directions from Foothill Drive and I-215 to Parleys Summit from 9am to 9pm
Fuels and Terrain: Grass, brush and oak
Resources: 6 engines, 3 helicopters, 1 dozer and 1 helitack crew