The Rices Fire that prompted evacuations in Nevada County has charred about 904 acres and burned at least one structure, Cal Fire officials said Thursday morning in an incident update.
People can start to return to their homes, authorities said Thursday evening. The blaze is 20% contained with an expectation of full containment to happen by Sunday, Cal Fire said. Containment is not a measure of how much of the fire is extinguished but rather how much of a perimeter around the fire is established to prevent it from spreading.
Cal Fire said that one structure and three outhouses were destroyed in the blaze.
The Rices Fire started around 2 p.m. Tuesday near Rice's Crossing Road just north of the south fork of the Yuba River Drainage.