Herriman Mayor Josh Mills has signed a declaration of State of Emergency, according to city emergency management coordinators.
Herriman city officials and police officers are working to assist with evacuations and notifications.
Evacuations have expanded to include all addresses in a zone bounded by the county line at the south, 14000 South on the North, 5575 West on the east and 8400 West on the west.
All Salt Lake County residents were asked not to use their cell phones to keep lines open for emergency communications, and volunteers worked to evacuate animals from the area.
A picture recently taken by the Salt Lake Tribune.
Fire fighters from surrounding counties have been called to the scene to help fight this fire. The current Herriman fire fighters which have been fighting the flames for hours have started to take shifts to protect their health from the heavy smoke exposure.
Video of a home engulfed in flames from the Machine Gun Fire in Herriman.