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Arizona highway reopened after closure due to brush fire

Posted at 3:20 PM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 13:40:52-04

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have reopened an Arizona highway closed due to a brush and grass fire.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said Saturday evening that traffic was again able to flow in both directions on State Route 74, the main access route to a popular recreational boating area near metro Phoenix.

The Bureau of Land Management said the fire was less than a quarter of a square mile (about half a square kilometer).

The agency said crews would secure a perimeter and return Sunday to check the area.

The highway had been closed west of the main access roads into Lake Pleasant Regional Park in Peoria.