Juvenile in custody after ‘smoke bomb’ starts 100 acre fire that destroyed two homes, outbuilding

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UPDATE: Unified fire confirms a juvenile suspect is in custody for starting the Herriman fire that has destroyed two homes. 

The fire was started by firework smoke bombs, officials confirm. The fire is 90% contained burning over 100 plus acres. Fire crews say there have been five reported injuries of firefighters on scene.  

Three structures have been lost, two homes and an out-building. 

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HERRIMAN, Utah (News4utah) – For the second time in a week, firefighters in Herriman are battling a field fire and forcing evacuations of nearby homes.

According to Unified Fire Public Information Officer Matt McFarland, the 2 alarm fire started about 1:50 p.m in the area of 13500 South 7530 West. 

Fire officials confirm two lost structures with homes in the area are being evacuation. Fire officials are asking homeowners to please cooperate with the order.

Right now they are notifying people by knocking on their doors. Those being evacuated can go to Butterfield Canyon Elementary.

Updates on the fire will be available as soon as possible. ABC4 has a crew headed to the scene.

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