Update: No growth on Parleys Canyon Fire due to heavy rain

Video still courtesy: Utah Fire Info

PARK CITY, Utah, Aug. 18, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — There has been no new growth on the Parleys Canyon Fire due to the heavy rains overnight, officials said.

The fire remains at 40% contained and 541 acres, officials said Wednesday morning.

“Last night, .5″ of rain fell on the #ParleysCanyonFire,” said a tweet from Utah Fire Info. “The strong and gusty winds did not cause any fire growth. As a result of the great work and rain, most #firefighters will be released today.”

At present, 278 personnel are assigned to the fire.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office announced early Tuesday evening all residents were allowed to return home after being evacuated Saturday.

“ALL Summit County residents may return to their residences tonight at 8 p.m.,” said a tweet from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. “This includes Summit Park, Timberline and Pinebrook.”

The American Red Cross also tweeted: “All evacuation orders for the Parleys fire have been lifted. #RedCross will be closing the evacuation center at 8 p.m. For additional assistance, the disaster hotline is available at 1-800-RED-CROSS.”

The Parleys Canyon Fire was first reported at about 1 p.m. Saturday.

The fire is believed to be human/machinery caused, and is being attributed to a hot metal shard that fell off a catalytic converter.


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