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Mt. Aire evacuations lifted; 'Parleys Fire' 90 percent contained

Posted at 8:49 PM, Aug 09, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY -- Evacuations ordered due to the "Parleys Fire" burning in Parleys Canyon have been lifted.

The community of Mt. Aire, home to about 500 residents, was evacuated Thursday night. Interstate 80 through the canyon was closed Friday for several hours, and Little Dell Reservoir was closed through Sunday.

On Sunday night, it was announced that residents could return home and Little Dell was reopened.

The fire is 90 percent contained.

The blaze was human-caused; Authorities are asking for anyone who saw a large dark brown dump truck dragging chains traveling up the canyon Thursday to call 801-538-5418.