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.
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.