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Fire that threatened homes in Herriman is put out

Firefighters got the upper hand on the 4-acre blaze before it reached any structures.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Firefighters spray hot spots on a wildfire fire in Herriman, on Friday, July 16, 2021.

A wildfire that ignited Friday afternoon in Herriman was brought under control before it reached any nearby homes.

According to Unified Fire officials, the blaze broke out shortly before 1 p.m. in a field between between Summit Top Lane and Sky Haven Circle. The flames burned through grass, brush and small trees, but did not reach several homes nearby.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Firefighters spray hot spots on a wildfire fire in Herriman, on Friday, July 16, 2021.

The blaze burned 7.6 acres before firefighters were able to put it out. They remain in the area as of 3 p.m. to extinguish any hot spots that might flare up. No one was injured and some local residents who were evacuated have been allowed to return to their homes.

Officials reported that the fire was accidentally caused by nearby construction workers. Unified Fire called in more than 60 firefighters and used more than 20 fire apparatus, including a helicopter, to prevent the fire from reaching any structures.


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