Herriman field fire causes power outage; crews go 'above and beyond' to save house

A field fire from power lines has caused a mass power outage in Herriman Sunday morning.

A field fire from power lines has caused a mass power outage in Herriman Sunday morning. (John Wilson, KSL-TV)


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HERRIMAN — A field fire from downed power lines caused a mass power outage in Herriman Sunday morning.

The "small field fire" was started near 7500 W. Herriman Highway from downed power lines, Unified Fire Capt. Tony Barker said. The fire was "spreading rapidly" toward houses, so additional resources were called to battle the flames.

The efforts of the additional crews helped save a house threatened by the fire. "They went above and beyond to save this home," Barker said.

The fire was almost 2 acres in size and moved quickly because of the heat and windy weather.

West Jordan firefighters helped Unified fire contain the blaze and put the fire out. The wildland division of Unified fire is staying on scene to ensure all of the embers are extinguished, Barker said.

A power outage is affecting approximately 5,541 customers in Herriman, Rocky Mountain Power said on social media. The company said the cause of the outage is "emergency de-energization" and power is anticipated to be restored about 1 p.m.

As the weather continues to be hot and dry, Barker said it's important to be mindful and be careful of anything that could ignite.

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Cassidy Wixom covers Utah County communities and is the evening breaking news reporter for KSL.com.

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