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The Latest: Risk downgraded to oil facility near wildfire

  • In this image made from video, a helicopter makes a water drop over a wildfire in a remote coastal area west of Santa Barbara, Calif., on Thursday, June 16, 2016. A fleet of aircraft dropped water and retardant to combat a wind-driven wildfire burning out of control Thursday. (KABC-7 via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this image made from video, a helicopter makes a water drop over a wildfire in a remote coastal area west of Santa Barbara, Calif., on Thursday, June 16, 2016. A fleet of aircraft dropped water and retardant to combat a wind-driven wildfire burning out of control Thursday. (KABC-7 via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made from video, a helicopter makes a water drop over a wildfire in a remote coastal area west of Santa Barbara, Calif., on Thursday, June 16, 2016. A fleet of aircraft dropped water and retardant to combat a wind-driven wildfire burning out of control Thursday. (KABC-7 via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this image made from video, a helicopter makes a water drop over a wildfire in a remote coastal area west of Santa Barbara, Calif., on Thursday, June 16, 2016. A fleet of aircraft dropped water and retardant to combat a wind-driven wildfire burning out of control Thursday. (KABC-7 via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a firefighter knocks down flames as they approach a ranch near the Las Flores Canyon area west of Goleta, Calif., in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 16, 2016. The wildfire burning in rugged coastal canyons west of Santa Barbara is growing as it feeds on vegetation that hasn't burned in 70 years. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

    In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a firefighter knocks down flames as they approach a ranch near the Las Flores Canyon area west of Goleta, Calif., in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 16, 2016. The wildfire burning in rugged coastal canyons west of Santa Barbara is growing as it feeds on vegetation that hasn't burned in 70 years. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on wildfires in the Western U.S. (all times local):

9:05 a.m.

Authorities say a wildfire that's burning out of control in rugged coastal canyons west of Santa Barbara is now posing little risk to a nearby oil processing facility.

Heavy winds had pushed the flames close to an ExxonMobil crude oil facility Wednesday and forced the evacuation of hundreds of campers and a handful of rural homes.

Santa Barbara County fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni says the danger to the facility is minimal Thursday. Several ranch homes were evacuated, but no structures have burned.

Zaniboni says a fleet of planes are dropping water and retardant and crews are taking advantage of calmer winds as they build lines around the blaze. It's charred nearly 2 square miles of dry canyon brush, and there's no containment.

The wildfire is one of several burning in Western states, including New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada.

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This story has been corrected to show that the ExxonMobil site is not a refinery, but a crude oil processing facility.