firefighters slowly gain control of the Detwiler fire in central California, Mariposa residents are beginning to come home. Although, for many, there's not much left to see. The fire has destroyed more than 70,000 acres, homes are charred, and the town's little church on the hill now just ash.
>> It's really huge, its significance.>> Bob Burchard has lived in Mariposa for 40 years, and says he's never seen anything like it.>> The heart of Mariposa Country, the coal country is under attack.>> To become homeless, yes, it's a fear.>> Tabitha Carr is another victim of the wildfire.
She sought shelter at an evacuation center with her four kids and five dogs. Her main concern now is keeping her family calm and safe.>> Make them feel like that, so that they're less stressed. They have their own coping skills, they joke around and make light of everything.
>> But the crisis is not over. While many residents deal with the wild fire's aftermath. Firefighters are still trying to contain the blaze, hoping to save one more home.