Unified Fire Authority officials on Monday confirmed that a large fire that destroyed a home in Herriman in July is being treated as an arson investigation.
In addition, the main suspect is an Orem man, who investigators say made sexual advances toward the homeowner's son but was rejected, and then fled the country after the fire, according to Unified firefighters and court documents.
On July 22, fire crews were called to a burning house at 14652 S. Quiet Glen Drive (4950 West) about 4 a.m. The home was considered a total loss.
When an investigator started looking into the cause of the fire, he "was able to determine that entry had been forced into the home and there was evidence that accelerants were used to start the fire in the home.