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(PHOENIX) — Conditions improved overnight for firefighters battling a 300-acre blaze that’s threatening homes south of Phoenix.

“It’s slowing down a bit because the winds died down a little bit as well as the temperature has dropped a little bit,” Arizona State Forestry spokesman Mike Reichling said.

The fire has already burned two homes and remains completely uncontained, according to fire officials.

Reichling said one of the biggest challenges for firefighters is the amount of dry brush that’s feeding the flames.

“The density of the fuel, and the amount of grease and oils that are in these types of fuels causes the fire to burn hotter,” he said.

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