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The Latest: Winds ease at scene of California wildfire

  • Helicopter drop  of the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Helicopter drop of the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

  • Firefighters watch as a helicopter makes a water drop over a wildfire near Santa Barbara, Calif., on Friday, June 17, 2016. The latest size estimate Friday morning is nearly three times the previous acreage, with just 5 percent containment. The fire has been stoked by the region's afternoon and evening "Sundowner" winds, which blast down the face of the Santa Ynez Mountains toward the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Firefighters watch as a helicopter makes a water drop over a wildfire near Santa Barbara, Calif., on Friday, June 17, 2016. The latest size estimate Friday morning is nearly three times the previous acreage, with just 5 percent containment. The fire has been stoked by the region's afternoon and evening "Sundowner" winds, which blast down the face of the Santa Ynez Mountains toward the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

  • Santa Barbara firefighters work the crest of a ridge after a wildfire burned the hill west of Goleta, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. Stoked by winds, a wildfire burning west of Santa Barbara roared down mountain slopes toward the Pacific Ocean, shutting down California's major coastal highway and forcing a group of firefighters to seek shelter behind a fire engine as flames licked at them. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Santa Barbara firefighters work the crest of a ridge after a wildfire burned the hill west of Goleta, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2016. Stoked by winds, a wildfire burning west of Santa Barbara roared down mountain slopes toward the Pacific Ocean, shutting down California's major coastal highway and forcing a group of firefighters to seek shelter behind a fire engine as flames licked at them. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

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

9:20 a.m.

Firefighters battling an 11-square-mile blaze in California have caught a break from the weather — but it may not last.

Fire officials say 40-mph "sundowner" winds that usually sweep down the mountains near Santa Barbara didn't materialize Friday night. That allowed fire crews to make progress. The blaze was 24 percent contained Saturday morning.

No homes have burned, but 270 remain at risk, and evacuations remain in place for campgrounds and ranches in the steep rural canyon areas.

A heat wave also means firefighters will face temperatures in the 90s as they hack through heavy brush.

Forecasts call for the sundowner winds to return Saturday night.

The fire began Wednesday. More than 1,200 firefighters are on the scene.