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Wildfire updates: Residents being evacuated in southwest Utah County near Pole Creek Fire

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Updated - Sep 12th, 2018 @ 10:09pm | Posted - Sep 12th, 2018 @ 2:16pm

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SALT LAKE CITY — A fire threatened several homes in Herriman Wednesday before moving away from the city later Wednesday evening.

Another fire in Juab County grew more than 1,000 acres Wednesday, prompting evacuations in nearby Utah County later Wednesday evening.

Evacuation orders in the Rose Canyon area in Herriman will be lifted at 9 p.m., Herriman City officials reported Wednesday evening. By 8 p.m., no homes were threatened and no injuries had been reported, Unified fire officials said.

A resident digging with a backhoe accidentally struck a power box, which sparked the fire, officials said.

A field fire sparked Wednesday afternoon near 3005 S. 1030 West in South Salt Lake. A bus bridge was briefly activated between Redwood Junction and the River Trail stops on the TRAX Green Line because the fire was near the tracks, according to Utah Transit Authority.

The trains were back to running on a normal schedule by 4 p.m., according to UTA.

Stay with for the latest updates on fires across the state. This story will be updated with the most current information.

Wednesday, 09:53pm

Evacuations in place due to Pole Creek Fire near Mount Nebo

Wednesday, 08:45pm

Roads open, evacuations to be lifted as crews continue fighting Herriman fire

Wednesday, 07:16pm

Herriman evacuations to be lifted at 9 p.m. near Rose Canyon fire

Wednesday, 07:01pm

Crews gain containment of Herriman fire burning near Rose Canyon

Wednesday, 06:14pm

Aid available for people displaced by Herriman fire near Rose Canyon

Wednesday, 05:44pm

Residents along Rose Canyon Road near fire urged to evacuate

Wednesday, 04:59pm

Red Cross helping residents displaced by Herriman fire

Wednesday, 04:15pm

Evacuations underway near Rose Canyon in Herriman due to fire

Wednesday, 03:59pm

Some Butterfield Canyon Elementary students to be kept at school due to nearby fire

Wednesday, 03:59pm

Herriman fire threatening 4 homes, but moving away, officials say

Wednesday, 02:16pm

Fire closes shoulder of northbound 5600 West near I-80

Wednesday, 02:16pm

Field fire in Herriman threatening 5-7 homes

Wednesday, 02:16pm

Pole Creek Fire in Juab County grows to 400 acres

Wednesday, 02:16pm

Delays expected on TRAX green line due to South Salt Lake fire


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