>> Rodney Harper returned to his home in Lake County, California on Wednesday.>> Standing in my home.>> For the first time in days. The Pawnee fire had burned it to the ground with everything inside destroyed.>> Ice makers. Espresso machine. Blenders, blenders, blenders. Panini presses. Deep freezes.
Sandwich tables. All of it in the garage. Just gone.>> Harper had been preparing to open a cafe. But with all of his equipment gone, he says that's no longer an option.>> Tried to reinvent myself and I get. I'm living for another five or ten years.>> Harper's home is among nearly two dozen structures that have been destroyed by the Pawnee fire, a blaze that is still burning largely out of control.
After charring some 13 and a half thousand acres, the blaze is still only 25% contained.>> This weekend, Friday night, and into Saturday, we're gonna be back in to red flag warnings. We're gonna have high temperatures. Low relative humidities, the possibility for fire growth is there as well as for new starts.
So please remain vigilant and be ready to leave at a moment's notice.>> The blaze is one of several ravaging the state. Other fires are also burning in New Mexico and Colorado.