The Latest: Grass fire burns at least 1 home in Herriman

September 15, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on fires burning in Utah and the West: (all times local):

4:55 p.m.

A fire burning in a field southwest of Salt Lake City has burned at least one home and prompted evacuations of others nearby.

The fast-moving blaze was reported in Herriman in a grassy area near Butterfield Canyon.

Unified Fire Authority spokesman Matthew McFarland told The Salt Lake Tribune that wind gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour were driving the blaze.

McFarland says at least two structures, including a home, had burned.


2:45 p.m. Hundreds of homes remain evacuated in northern Utah as fire crews work to contain two lightning-caused wildfires near Spanish Fork.

The two fires combined had burned more than 127 square miles (329 sq. kilometers) as of Saturday.

Neither fire has destroyed any homes but hundreds of people who live in Woodland Hills, Elk Ridge and Covered Bridge have been evacuated.

Several lanes of U.S. Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 89 were closed in the area.

Officials shut down a nearby gas line and asked thousands of people living between the cities of Provo and Nephi to conserve gas.

Residents were also urged to stay indoors as heavy smoke choked the area.

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