Hundreds of people returned on Monday to homes damaged or destroyed in a wildfire that roared through Northern California's Sierra Nevada foothills over the weekend.
The blaze charred nearly six-thousand acres, destroyed at least 83 homes, two businesses, 65 outbuildings and 16 vehicles.
Miraculously, there were no serious injuries.
This twisted heap of metal was once a small-town diner.
The wild fires that struck northern California this weekend consumed the diner, along with 83 homes and two businesses.
Quick evacuations prevented any injuries from the terrible blaze.
On Monday, residents began to return home to evaluate the damage and see what was left.
"This is absolutely amazing. It's just sad...it's really sad. It was a beautiful old diner, you know. It had been here for a long time."
SUPER CAPTION: Bonnie Godden, Proprietor Bonnie Lou's Cafe
The property owners did not return home alone.
Counsellors from various trauma relief groups accompanied them to help them deal with the shock of losing a home.
"We're with the Trauma Intervention programme and we're just helping where we can with practical needs and just really mental first aid... people that they don't know where to go to next, where to stay, their homes are destroyed so we're just trying to help them get a place to stay and get a support group around them."
SUPER CAPTION: Pat Frasier, Trauma Intervention Programme
Police allowed residents through cordons to see if their home had survived the fire.
The fire had proved to be very fickle.
Some homes burned to the ground, leaving the house next door intact.
Firefighters continued to drop water on burning areas on Monday evening, although the fire was 80 percent contained.
The number of firefighters on the job had dropped significantly from the 14-hundred who battled the flames Sunday evening.
Firefighters expect their work will be done by Tuesday morning.