Update: Herriman Fire blamed on fireworks, juvenile suspect in custody

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS in Herriman: All of high country 1. Evacuees can report to Butterfield Canyon Elementary.

Posted by Unified Fire Authority on Saturday, September 15, 2018

HERRIMAN, Utah, Sept. 15, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Herriman Fire, which burned three structures, forced the evacuation of nearby residents, and caused minor injuries to five personnel on scene Saturday, is believed to have been caused by fireworks.

According to a news release from Matthew McFarland, Unified Fire Authority, a smoke bomb is thought to have sparked the blaze, and a juvenile suspect has been taken into custody.

No further details were provided regarding the juvenile or exactly how the fire started.

This wind-driven fire burned more than 100 acres, and is now 90 percent contained, the news release states. Two homes and an out-building were destroyed by the flames.

Evacuation orders have been lifted and residents are going back into their homes Saturday evening, but about 700 are without power due to downed lines.

According to the release, a firefighter was transported to the hospital and four Unified Police officers were treated for smoke inhalation. All the injuries were listed as minor.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.

3 Alarm Wildifire in Herriman at 7530 West and 13800 SouthHi Country Phase 1 is under mandatory evacuation.Butterfield Canyon Elementary shelter/evacuation site 6860 West Mary Leizan Lane.Large Animals evacuation site at 6212 West Butterfield Parkwaysmall animal evacuation at the animal shelter, 511 West 3900 SouthCrews are on scene and actively fighting the fire. Please stay out of the area.Two homes burned and several out buildings.1 firefighter with minor injuries.

Posted by Unified Fire Authority on Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

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