Residents of the town of Foresthill in Placer County began returning home as evacuation orders were downgraded to warnings earlier this week for the Mosquito Fire.
The Foothills area saw some rain in the area Monday into Tuesday, which crews took advantage of in getting a better handle on the wildfire.
With evacuation warnings, residents are recommended to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice in case wildfire activity becomes threatening, but it also allows for already evacuated residents to return home.
As of Wednesday morning, the fire has burned 76,290 acres and is 49% contained. Containment is a measure of the perimeter crews have established to prevent the spread of a wildfire.
At least 78 structures have been destroyed, and 13 structures damaged.