Parleys Fire Fact Sheet

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

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