HERRIMAN — Firefighters issued voluntary evacuation orders for residents living in 432 homes Saturday afternoon after a fire began raging in the hills southwest of Herriman.
More than five hours later, the evacuation orders and roadblocks were lifted Saturday night as crews gained control of the wildfire.Comment on this story
Crews contained the 7-acre fire in Rose Canyon by 50 percent by about 8:45 p.m., Unified Fire Authority officials reported, and expected to have it fully contained by late in the evening.
The fire started around 3:30 p.m. in Rose Canyon, likely sparked by lightning, fire officials said.
Firefighters gave all homeowners located south and west of 14101 S. Shaggy Mountain Road voluntary evacuation orders. Evacuees were told they could go to Butterfield Canyon Elementary School, 6860 Mary Leizan Lane.
Two helicopters and 10 fire crews battled the fire throughout the day Saturday.
Firefighters will monitor the fire overnight, Unified fire officials said.