Parleys Fire Fact Sheet

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

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