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UPDATED: Evacuees From Pinebrook And Summit Park To Stay Out Until Sunday Evening At Earliest

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Lynn Ware Peek
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Below are updates from the Parleys Canyon Fire from Saturday, August 14th:

-Pinebrook and Summit Park residents who were ordered to evacuate due to the Parleys Canyon Fire won't be able to return until tomorrow evening or Monday, according to a release from Summit County.

-Park City High School is being used as an evacuation center with food, water and sleeping accommodations available. The school is located at 1750 Kearns Blvd. 

-As of 7:30 p.m., the fire was still 0% contained but "likely to die down" in the evening hours, according to Park City Fire Chief Patrick Harwood. A skeleton crew will stay on the blaze overnight, but the department is "expecting a very active fire day tomorrow."

-Derek Siddoway of Summit County told KPCW the structure in Summit County nearest to the blaze was still 3/4 of a mile away, as of 7:30 p.m.

-The blaze started as brush fires between Lambs Canyon and Parleys Summit, between mile markers 136 and 137. 

-The fire was determined to have been caused by equipment. According to utahfireinfo.gov, a catalytic convertor in poor working order on a vehicle ejected hot particles along the roadside.

-Around 3:25, the fire had grown to about 2,000 acres and was growing quickly. 

-Harwood urged people who see any fire that is burning separate from the Lambs Canyon area to call 9-1-1.

-Rocky Mountain Power Utah reported a power outage in Park City affecting approximately 2,461 of its customers due to fire and smoke, estimating the time of restoration to be 10 p.m. 

-The Park City outlets are closed due to power outage.

-The Deer Valley Indigo Girls concert and concert at Canyons Village scheduled for this evening have been cancelled. Park City Police said the Park City limit was not under threat. 

-On Interstate 80, one lane is open eastbound, and all westbound lanes are open. The Utah Department of Transportation urges drivers to avoid the area and use an alternate route.

-Multiple agencies arrived on the scene and fighting the blazes with air and ground crews early Saturday afternoon, including Salt Lake Unified agencies. As of 3:45, there had been 12 aircraft reported fighting the blaze.