Herriman homeowners sue National Guard over 2010 fire

Posted at 9:56 PM, Mar 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-05 23:56:54-05

HERRIMAN, Utah – Five landowners in Herriman are suing the United States and the Army National Guard in connection with a fire that broke out nearly four years ago.

The landowners are claiming negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress in connection with the 2010 fire that broke out during a firearms training exercise at Camp Williams.

The fire burned 4,300 acres and forced about 1,600 home to be evacuated. The lawsuit alleges the National Guard did not consider the weather conditions and potential fire hazards before conducting the training exercise.

Officials with the National Guard have not commented on the lawsuit, but they have taken responsibility for the fire in the past.