HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) – Police say hundreds of Utah families will be kept out their homes for a third night while firefighters and the Army National Guard try to contain a wildfire ignited by weekend machine-gun training. Fire officials announced Tuesday that the more than 6-square-mile fire at Camp Williams is 25 percent contained and still threatens the Salt Lake City suburb of Herriman. Three homes were destroyed and a fourth was damaged after the fire started Sunday. More than 1,600 homes were initially evacuated. That number is now about 450. Officials say the fire is burning tinder-dry scrub oak, sagebrush and cheatgrass, and winds could blow it north and east toward populated areas. Utah Army Guard Gen. Brian Tarbet has apologized for the base conducting live-fire training exercises Sunday despite red-flag fire warnings.
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