HEBER, Ariz. (KSAZ/AP) - A second eastern Arizona highway closed earlier this week because of a wildfire has reopened.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says State Route 337 reopened Thursday night between Holbrook and Heber.
The route funnels traffic to and from Interstate 40 at Holbrook.
SR 377 and part of State Route 277 were closed Monday due to a wildfire northeast of Heber. State SR 277 reopened Tuesday.
NEW: SR 337 has reopened between Holbrook and Heber-Overgaard. MORE: https://t.co/Oni5m8oDyU— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) June 8, 2018
Officials say the wildfire, which is made up of multiple brush fires in northeast-central Arizona, is now 55 percent contained.
As of Friday, officials with the White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team say the 377 Fire has burned 4,564 acres of land, and is 55 percent contained. There are 280 personnel assigned to the human-caused fire.
Officials say containment was achieved by crews working to improve and enforce dozier lines north of Forest Service Road 488 and East of Pierce Wash. There was a 72-acre fire at mile marker 19 on State Route 377 that was controlled
Little to no growth occurred in the main fire and an evacuation order for the residents of De Spain Ranch has been lifted.
***Evacuation Update***— Navajo County (@NavajoCountyAZ) June 6, 2018
The evacuation order for residents of DeSpain Ranch Road has been lifted.
Our Holbrook shelter will be closed by the end of the day.
—-SR 377 remains closed to public traffic at this time.—-
Please continue to detour through SR 277 or SR 77 via SR 260. pic.twitter.com/I1AsJWI9vw
Officials said the fires were ignited by sparks from a trailer part being dragged by a truck.
The #377Fire outside of #Heber is now est. 4900+ acres. Majority of fire on @A_SNFs & some @azstateforestry lands. Crews conducted successful burnout ops overnight to protect structures. Pic courtesy @HOFDAZ #AZFire #AZStateForestry #NavajoCounty pic.twitter.com/h6W9U21LFM— AZ State Forestry (@azstateforestry) June 5, 2018