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Evacuation Orders Lifted After Rain Douses Parleys Canyon Fire

Officials in Salt Lake and Summit counties have lifted all evacuation orders following a soaking rain storm that weakened the Parleys Canyon fire.Residents in Timberline, Lamb’s Canyon and Summit Park were let back into their homes around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Most were told they would remain under evacuation until at least Thursday night.


Fire information officer Nick Howell says the rain may put out the fire in some areas, but heavily timbered areas are going to require more work. The latest update from fire maps show the fire has burned over 540 acres and is 40% contained. 


More rain is expected along the Wasatch Front on Wednesday.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!