Herriman Fire – 1,250 Homes Evacuated

A massive wildfire has been moving to Herriman and as a result, around 1,250 homes have been evacuated.

Salt Lake county residents have been asked to stop using cell phones to free u the lines in case of emergency. Salt Lake County sheriff’s Lt. Don Hutson said “It’s chaos” referring to the current situation in the area, adding that he saw some houses catching fire. The evacuation center is located on Herriman High School, 11917 S. Mustang Trail Way (6000 West).

In the meantime, Herriman Mayor Josh Mills has signed a declaration of State of Emergency. The Salt Lake Tribune reports: “Evacuations have expanded to include all addresses in a zone bounded by the county line at the south, 14000 South on the North, 5575 West on the east and 8400 West on the west, according to Herriman City emergency management coordinators.

All 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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