HERRIMAN — A small brush fire southwest of Herriman prompted a voluntary evacuation order for some residents, Unified Fire Authority officials said Saturday.
More than 400 homes were affected by that order. However, the evacuations were lifted by 8:30 p.m. as crews were able to get the flames at least 50% contained.
A fire in Herriman has prompted firefighters to issue voluntary evacuation orders to residents south and west of Shaggy Mountain Road. Evacuees can go to the Butterfield Canyon Elementary School. The fire had burned an estimated 5 to 7 acres.
— KSL Newsradio (@kslnewsradio) August 19, 2018
Investigators believe the fire was likely started by lightning during Friday night’s thunderstorms, but it wasn’t discovered until around 3 p.m. on Saturday, near 8028 W. Step Mountain Road.
Officials estimated between 5 and 7 acres burned up Rose Canyon by late Saturday afternoon, with winds potentially spreading the flames to cover more ground.
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