As fire crews make progress in containing the Rices Fire in Nevada County , residents look forward to the prospect of returning home soon. Betsy Sonrisa said she lives in an area under an evacuation warning. Because evacuation was not mandatory for her, she made plans to return to her North San Juan home Thursday afternoon. Cal Fire announced that people could start to return home at a news conference Thursday night. Authorities warn people who are going back to be alert for hot spots, rolling debris and other hazards. They warn to not enter areas that remain unsafe.
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