UPDATE: Parleys Canyon Fire 100% contained, fire officials say

Utah Wildfires

Smoke rising from the Parleys Canyon Fire on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. (Utah Fire Info)

SUNDAY 8/22/21 10:30 A.M.

PARK CITY, Utah (ABC4) – The Parleys Canyon Fire has reached 100% containment as of Sunday morning, according to Summit County officials.

At one point, the fire grew to an estimated 3,000 acres, threatened 2,000 structures, and forced the evacuation of over 6,000 homes.

Officials say crew and air personnel have been released but fire officials will continue monitoring the area.

All trail closures have also been lifted as of Sunday morning.

WEDNESDAY 8/18/21 7:18 P.M.

PARK CITY, Utah (ABC4) – The Parleys Canyon Fire in Summit County has reached 80% containment as of Wednesday evening.

TUESDAY 8/17/2021 6:53 P.M.

PARK CITY, Utah (ABC4) – All Summit County residents have been cleared to return home as of 8 p.m. after evacuations caused by the Parleys Canyon Fire.

This includes residents of Summit Park, Timberline, and Pinebrook.

Utah fire officials have reached 40% containment on the Parleys Canyon Fire burning in Summit County. It has been mapped at 541 acres.

TUESDAY 8/17/2021 5:06 P.M.

PARK CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Evacuation orders in relation to the Parleys Canyon Fire have been lifted in some areas.

According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, evacuations will be lifted for all of Pinebrook beginning 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

However, evacuation orders will remain in place for Summit Park and Timberline.

Overnight, crews were able to reach 21% containment on the Parleys Canyon Fire burning in Summit County. It has been mapped at 541 acres.

This story will be updated as the situation develops.

TUESDAY 8/17/2021 8:58 a.m.

PARK CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Amid a Red Flag Warning, firefighters battling the Parleys Canyon Fire are preparing for weather conditions that could lead to rapid fire growth or extreme fire behavior.

Overnight, crews were able to reach 21% containment on the Parleys Canyon Fire burning in Summit County. It has been mapped at 541 acres.

In a Tuesday update on the Parleys Canyon Fire, fire officials say crews are working to minimize the potential of additional fire growth toward multiple homes located in Summit Park, Pinebrook, and Lambs Canyon. The highest priorities for these crews is protecting the homes and the municipal watershed.

Helicopters are dropping water to support the crews constructing fireline on the ground and Rocky Mountain Power has restored power to Summit Park and Lambs Canyon. Heavy smoke from neighboring states is expected to persist again today.

On Monday, authorities issued an update on evacuations:

Upper Pinebrook – Upper Pinebrook will remain evacuated through Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 8 pm.

Summit Park & Timberline – Summit Park and Timberline will remain evacuated through Thursday, August 19 at 8 pm.

Lower Pinebrook – Lower Pinebrook residents may return to their homes. Homes within the yellow highlighted area may return home.

Evacuation orders for Parleys Canyon Fire extended

MONDAY 8/16/2021 3:04 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Evacuation orders for the Parleys Canyon Fire have been extended in some areas.

The extension comes following the National Weather Service issuing a red flag weather warning for areas affected by the fire from 12 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday.

Here are the latest evacuation orders according to an update from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office Monday afternoon:

Upper Pinebrook – Upper Pinebrook will remain evacuated through Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 8 pm.

Summit Park & Timberline – Summit Park and Timberline will remain evacuated through Thursday, August 19 at 8 pm.

Lower Pinebrook – Lower Pinebrook residents may return to their homes. Homes within the yellow highlighted area may return home.

Courtesy; Summit County Sheriff’s Office

Utah wildfire officials have mapped the fire at 539 acres in size and say the fire is 21% contained as of Monday night, as “favorable weather” conditions allowed firefighters further contain the fire.

Due to the danger surrounding the fire, crews have closed roads, trailheads, picnic sites within the Lamb’s Canyon area from Maple Grove in upper Mill Creek Canyon east to the forest boundary.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience while our brave firefighters continue to get full containment of the fire,” the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said in their announcement Monday.

216 firefighters are currently assigned to the fire.

Officials working to determine when evacuations can be lifted for Parleys Canyon Fire

MONDAY 8/16/2021 8:45 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Parleys Canyon Fire has been mapped at a smaller size than it was estimated to be burning as of Sunday night.

Overnight, Utah Fire Info says crews were able to map the fire at 539 acres. It remains at 10% contained as of Monday morning and evacuations remain in place.

Utah Highway Patrol was able to reopen multiple lanes of I-80 eastbound in Parleys Canyon but the right lane remains closed to allow fire crews to battle the blaze.

According to fire officials, crews saw minimal fire behavior on Sunday with the Parleys Canyon Fire despite gusty afternoon winds. Helicopters, airtankers, and water scoopers are dropping water and retardant on particularly active portions of the fire to support crews constructing fireline on the ground.

Two helicopters from the Utah National Guard will support firefighters again on Monday.

The Jordanelle Reservoir will remain closed as long as water scoopers are using it and Rocky Mountain Power is working to restore power to Summit Park. Fire officials are working with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office to evaluate when it is safe to lift evacuations for residents of Summit Park, Pinebrook, and Lambs Canyon.

Crews stay once the eastern side of the fire perimeter is secured, evacuations could be lifted.

Multiple lanes of I-80 reopen in Parleys Canyon, crews continue fighting fire

MONDAY 8/16/2021 8:12 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Portions of I-80 have reopened through Parleys Canyon as crews continue to battle the wildfire burning in the area.

Utah Highway Patrol says multiple lanes of I-80 eastbound have reopened but the right lane is still closed for fire crews. Authorities are warning drivers to use caution in Parleys Canyon and allow fire crews the space they need to battle the blaze.

As of Sunday night, the Parleys Canyon Fire is 10% contained, according to Utah Fire Info, and was burning at about 619 acres.

Parleys Canyon Fire now 10% contained

MONDAY 8/16/2021 6:26 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Fire crews have gained some control of the wildfire burning in Parleys Canyon.

The fire broke out Saturday, and officials say pieces of a catalytic converter came off a car and sparked on the roadway.

As of 8:30 p.m. Sunday, over 24 hours after the fire broke out and prompted thousands to evacuate, Utah Fire Info says the Parleys Canyon Fire is 10% contained.

“Moderate fire behavior” was seen Sunday as aircraft supported firefighters throughout the day. An infrared flight was requested to map the new acreage overnight.

As of 6:30 a.m. Monday morning, fire officials say the blaze is at 619 acres. Authorities say evacuations could remain in effect through Tuesday.

ABC4 will continue to update this story as details become available.

Evacuations still in place, Parleys Canyon Fire 0% contained, currently 619 acres

SUNDAY 8/16/2021 2:28 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Utah Fire Info. has multiple helicopters dropping water to assist ground crews working the Parleys Canyon Fire.

Officials say the fire remains 0% contained.

With air support authorities say they were able to officially map the fire at just 619 acres as fire activity remains minimal Sunday.

According to Summit County Sherriff, there is no estimated time when evacuations will be lifted but could last through Tuesday.

ORIGINAL STORY: Evacuations still in place, Parleys Canyon Fire 0% contained, state park closed

SUNDAY 8/15/2021 11:32 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – With evacuations still in place, the Summit County Sherriff Department tweeted that evacuated residents can still access their homes.

For those residents who need to retrieve personal belongings or care for pets that may be at home residents need to check-in/sign-in and out with the deputies at the evacuation checkpoints.

From there residents can make the quick trip to their homes, but must leave immediately after.

Officials remind evacuees that aircraft is unable to drop suppression materials if people are in the area.

SUNDAY 8/15/2021 9:36 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – As of Sunday morning Utah Fire Info. has reported the Parleys Canyon Fire is 0% contained and has burned close to 1,500 acres.

Night crews share the fire had minimal overnight behavior, but there is no accurate map yet.

The Northern Utah Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire which currently has 120 personnel on scene.

As of Sunday morning officials say the evacuation order remains in place.

Jordanelle tweeted early Sunday morning the park would be closed for day-use water access on Aug. 15, in order for firefighting crews to utilize the reservoir.

According to the state park’s release, there will be no recreating for boats, swimmers, paddle boards, or kayaks allowed on the water. The picnic and beaches however will remain open and the park will honor already booked camping reservations.

Yesterday evacuations were ordered after the Parleys Canyon Fire broke out on the south side of Parleys Canyon near highway I-80.

Park City High School is set up as an evacuation shelter according to the Summit County Sherriff’s office.

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