Parleys Fire Fact Sheet

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kait Webb (385) 249-6696

August 8, 2020

Summary:  Yesterday, firefighters secured 15% containment and there was no new growth. Crews will focus on reinforcing containment lines and identifying and extinguishing sources of heat within the fire perimeter today. Fire investigators are asking anyone who saw a large dump truck, dark brown in color dragging chains traveling up I-80 in Parleys on Thursday August 6th around 6 pm to make contact at (801) 538-5418.

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, 15% 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: Mt. Aire and I-80 exit 132 and 134 off-ramps. I-80 may close if fire activity increases and air support is needed. Little Dell Reservoir will remain closed Saturday and Sunday August 8th & 9th for helicopter dipping operations.

Fuels and Terrain: Grass, brush and oak

Resources: 6 engines, 3 crews, 2 helicopters, 2 squads, 1 dozer and 1 helitack crew

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