For Immediate Release
Contact: Kait Webb (385) 249-6696
August 9, 2020
Summary: Minimal fire activity was observed yesterday and crews secured 50 percent containment of the fire perimeter. If the fire holds through the Red Flag Warning issued for the fire area today from 12 pm to 8 pm, then fire managers plan to lift the Mt. Aire evacuation order around 8 pm and the fire will transition back down to a Type 4 Incident Command on Monday morning. Fire investigators are asking anyone who saw a large dump truck, dark brown in color dragging chains traveling up I-80 in Parleys Thursday August 6th 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: 80 acres, 50% 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: Exit ramps 132 and 134 off of I-80, Little Dell Reservoir and the community of Mt. Aire
Fuels and Terrain: Grass, brush and oak
Resources: 124 personnel