Firefighters doused hot spots and smoldering flames Friday as the third day of rain allowed them to close in on fully containing the 2-week-old Camp Fire. The fire north of Sacramento has burned 153,336 acres since igniting on Nov. 8 and is 95 contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. The death toll in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history stands at 84. This week, some residents were allowed to return to their homes - or what was left of them - in parts of Magalia, which is home to about 11,310 people. The town of Paradise, destroyed in the fire, remained under mandatory evacuation. Pat Bronson, who lives in upper Magalia, went back to her home just before Thanksgiving. The 66-year-old moved to Magalia from Santa Cruz County nearly two years ago for a slower pace of life, she said. The flames were a quarter mile from her home, but Bronson's house was unscathed by the fire. "My heart just breaks for our community and the devastation and everybody's losses," Bronson said. "It's just so hard to see. I know so many people that have lost everything." Over the past two weeks, Bronson has stayed with friends in Chico and said she plans to remain in Chico until more residents return and Skyway, the main thoroughfare leading into Paradise and Magalia, reopens. "It seems like a ghost town," she said. "It's an eerie feeling, it's just not right." As the days have gone by this week, Bronson said she's noticed more and more cars parked in the neighborhoods leading toward her home. Still, residents' futures are uncertain. "It's never going to be the same as before. Everyone has to start a new normal," Bronson said. Residents returning to their homes are advised against living on destroyed properties until they are cleared of waste, Butte County public health officials said. The debris and ash are still toxic, and properties may contain high levels of heavy metals, arsenic, and other carcinogens, they said. A storm, the first of several expected throughout the region in the next few weeks, helped firefighters extinguish hot spots, and containment lines steadily held the flames from spreading, Cal Fire said. Crews continued working Friday in the devastated areas of Paradise, Magalia, and Concow to clear debris and repair power lines. The Butte County Sheriff's Office said 475 people remain missing, and search-and-recovery teams are continuing to scour the areas for victims. The storm hampered efforts to find and recover bodies. A major focus Friday was taking down trees that threatened the burn scar areas, said Brigitte Foster, a fire prevention officer with the Lassen National Forest. "There are still many trees within the fire area ... that has partially burned and need to be mitigated," she said. Crews are also "looking for hazard trees that may have been missed days ago and trying to get rid of them." Heavy rain poses the threat of debris- and mudslides, according to the National Weather Service. So far, though, there have been no reports of mudslides. "It's been hit or miss here with the rain," Foster said. "We have some little dry spells and then a dusting of rain, and sometimes it will rain a little hard. It's not a consistent rain that we have been having." The rainfall earlier this week threatened the area with flooding, slick roads, and falling trees. In preparation for the storm, crews in Paradise, Concow, and Magalia used trucks to vacuum soggy debris off the ground to prevent or reduce damage from slides. Workers also set up hay bales and sandbags to prevent the chance of floods. So far, 18,733 structures have been reported destroyed in the blaze, including 13,672 single-family homes. More than 52,000 people remain displaced. By Friday night, 1,606 fire personnel were battling the blaze, along with 106 fire engines, five water tenders, five helicopters, 21 hand crews, and 3 bulldozers.