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Summit Park, Pinebrook and upper Mill Creek Canyon remain under evacuation orders Sunday morning, as the Parleys Canyon Fire continues to burn. The evacuation order for Lambs Canyon has been lifted, but Summit County fire official Sierra Hellstrom said that officials are requesting that people stay out of that area. Hellstrom called the fire “an emerging situation” as more crews were expected on the ground Sunday.
A malfunctioning catalytic converter sparked the fire around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The fire quickly spread, forcing the evacuation of Summit Park, Pinebrook, Mill Creek and Lambs Canyon around 4:30 p.m. The initial evacuation orders affected up to 8,000 people, said Brian Trick with the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands at 5:52 p.m.
According to a 7:20 p.m. tweet from Summit County, evacuated residents should expect to be out of their homes for 24 to 48 hours.
An evacuation center hosted by the American Red Cross was set up for evacuees at Park City High School, located at 1750 Kearns Blvd. in Park City. Tina Spencer, who is a shelter manager for the Red Cross and helped establish the evacuation center on Saturday, wanted to make sure residents know that they are “welcome to have their pets” with them.
Pet owners can also call Animal Control — the dispatch number is 435-615-3600 — for assistance from an on-call animal control officer.
— This is a developing story and will be updated.