Sep 20, 2010

Hundreds evacuated in Herriman fire

Fire crews say there is an uncontrolled field fire burning in Herriman near Camp Williams. Investigators say the fire may have started from a bullet that ignited the dry brush in the area during regular scheduled machine gun training exercises. Fire fighters reported quickly to the scene and are actively trying to contain the fire.
Salt Lake County residents are asked not to use cell phones to keep lines free for emergency responders as a wildfire burns homes in Herriman.

Salt Lake County sheriff’s Lt. Don Hutson said he was assisting evacuations somewhere south of Butterfield Park Drive (14200 South) about 8:30 p.m. when he saw homes catching fire.
Evacuations have expanded to include all addresses on Rose Canyon Road, south of Butterfield Park Drive (14200 South) and south of Emmeline Drive as far east as Black Ridge Reservoir were under mandatory evacuation as of 8:15 p.m., said Unified Fire Authority Capt. Brad Taylor.


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