Currently, nine active wildfires are burning across the state, according to Utah wildfire officials. Stay tuned to KSL.com for live updates on fire activity throughout the day.Where are the fires near Park City Utah?
Lambs Canyon and Millcreek Canyon were also evacuated, according to Utah Fire Info, which is composed of state and federal firefighting agencies. Smoke from the Parleys Canyon west of Park City can be seen for miles on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021.Is there a fire near I-80 in Utah?
The two fires were about a mile apart and flames quickly shot up the mountainside, away from I-80 with the help of east-blowing winds, Utah Department of Public Safety officials said. Utah Fire Info reported the fire grew to 2,500 to 3,000 acres by 4:30 p.m.What caused the Parleys Canyon fire in South Utah?
The blaze, dubbed the Parleys Canyon Fire, was first reported shortly after 1:15 p.m., according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Firefighters said a vehicle's "poor working" catalytic convertor tossed hot particles along the roadside, and sparked the fire. A caller told dispatchers there were two grass fires near each other not far from Lamb's Canyon.