Arizona highway reopens after being closed due to wildfire

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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.

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.

Officials said the fires were ignited by sparks from a trailer part being dragged by a truck.