- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a brush fire near Yarnell in north-central Arizona has been largely inactive since Monday is now 61 percent contained.

That means firefighters have fire lines or other containment around three-fifths of the fire’s perimeter.

Fire officials say firefighters planned Tuesday to monitor the fire’s perimeter, build fire lines, reinforce existing lines, protect structures and focus on hot spots.

The human-caused fire has burned nearly 6.4 square miles since it started Wednesday.

Nearly 300 residents of Yarnell and nearly Peeples Valley evacuated late last week but all were reported back home as of Monday.

A June 2013 fire in Yarnell destroyed nearly 130 homes and killed 19 members of an elite firefighting crew who got caught in the flames.

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