Garland helps with Herriman UT, Machine Gun Fire

Garland was asked to send a structure engine and the personnel to man the truck down to Herriman to help with the Machine Gun fire which started Sunday afternoon Sept 19th.  Garland sent Engine 41 with six firefighters.  The crew was assigned a patrol roll around the homes closest to the fire, and make sure no hot spots reignited close to the homes.  We had crews down for almost 50 hours before we were demobilized from the event.  It was at that point the Incident commanders felt the fire was no longer a threat to the homes.   Roughly 1600 homes were evacuated at the highest point.  Three homes were lost in the blaze, but after seeing the fire line first hand,  it was amazing that more homes were not destroyed.  The crews that were on the fire initially did an incredible job of stopping the fire.

There were huge amounts of  resources from all over the state and country to aid in the fire.  A call was made out to Box Elder County for help early Monday morning.  Box Elder County as a whole responded swiftly by providing structure engines and crews from Garland, Tremonton, Brigham City, Corrine and Honeyville and one Brush Truck from the county itself.

For more information on the fire, you can check out the link here from KSL.

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=12536552&nid=165