Posted: Sep 20, 2010 2:02 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
A wildfire sparked at a Utah firing range has destroyed four homes.
More than 1,600 homes have been evacuated after the fire broke out during a National Guard training session and blazed across thousands of acres. But the fire that was threatening the small community of Herriman has now moved back on itself after winds shifted, and the Salt Lake County sheriff says he doesn't expect any more evacuations.
Residents and the mayor of Salt Lake County are questioning the National Guard's decision to fire weapons in dry and windy conditions yesterday.
A National Guard spokesman acknowledges that this wasn't the first time live-fire exercises have sparked a fire at Camp Williams, south of Salt Lake City.