BELLVUE, Colo. (AP) — More people evacuated by the large wildfire in northern Colorado are set to return home.

The residents will be allowed back mid-day Thursday if good weather holds. Other evacuees were allowed to return Wednesday but some were warned to stay ready to leave again.

One resident told The Denver Post that she won’t restock her fridge yet.

The fire is burning on over 68,000 acres west of Fort Collins and is 55 percent contained.

Some don’t have much to return to. The fire has destroyed at least 189 houses and authorities expect that toll to rise as surveys of the burn area are conducted.

Firefighters are also still battling an 1,100-acre fire near Lake George. Firefighting aircraft was temporarily grounded there Wednesday after some reported meteor sightings.

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