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The Latest: Calm weather aids fight against Arizona wildfire

  • A brush fire burns in Yarnell, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The brush fire threatened structures Wednesday in the north-central Arizona town of Yarnell — the scene of a 2013 wildfire in which 19 members of an elite firefighting crew were killed. Some residents on the town's east and west sides were being told to evacuate their homes as a precaution, Yavapai County sheriff's officials said. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    A brush fire burns in Yarnell, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The brush fire threatened structures Wednesday in the north-central Arizona town of Yarnell — the scene of a 2013 wildfire in which 19 members of an elite firefighting crew were killed. Some residents on the town's east and west sides were being told to evacuate their homes as a precaution, Yavapai County sheriff's officials said. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • A helicopter aids in the effort to extinguish a brush fire in Yarnell, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The brush fire threatened structures Wednesday in the north-central Arizona town of Yarnell — the scene of a 2013 wildfire in which 19 members of an elite firefighting crew were killed. Some residents on the town's east and west sides were being told to evacuate their homes as a precaution, Yavapai County sheriff's officials said. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    A helicopter aids in the effort to extinguish a brush fire in Yarnell, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The brush fire threatened structures Wednesday in the north-central Arizona town of Yarnell — the scene of a 2013 wildfire in which 19 members of an elite firefighting crew were killed. Some residents on the town's east and west sides were being told to evacuate their homes as a precaution, Yavapai County sheriff's officials said. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • A brush fire burns in Yarnell, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The brush fire threatened structures Wednesday in the north-central Arizona town of Yarnell — the scene of a 2013 wildfire in which 19 members of an elite firefighting crew were killed. Some residents on the town's east and west sides were being told to evacuate their homes as a precaution, Yavapai County sheriff's officials said. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    A brush fire burns in Yarnell, Ariz., Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The brush fire threatened structures Wednesday in the north-central Arizona town of Yarnell — the scene of a 2013 wildfire in which 19 members of an elite firefighting crew were killed. Some residents on the town's east and west sides were being told to evacuate their homes as a precaution, Yavapai County sheriff's officials said. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on a wildfire burning near Yarnell, Arizona. (all times local):

6:55 a.m.

Calm weather near an Arizona community allowed firefighters to get some sleep overnight as they resume the fight against a wildfire that has burned nearly a square mile of brush and grass.

The fire is burning near Yarnell, where a 2013 blaze killed 19 members of an elite firefighting crew.

Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Dolores Garcia says 250 to 300 people left their homes in Yarnell about 60 miles northwest of Phoenix.

Garcia says winds may pick up late Thursday but calm and cooler conditions with higher humidity overnight helped firefighters.

There have been no reported injuries. The fire has burned close to Yarnell but so far the only structures reported to have burned are three unoccupied buildings such as sheds.

The cause of the fire isn't known.