Off-Ramp for Jun 13, 2009

Ashes of Oakridge: Part 1

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Queena Kim

Rubble of the 489 homes destroyed at the Oakridge Mobile Home Park.

For many firefighters, the Oakridge fire was one of the worst in recent memory. Residents and firefighters recount the events of November 15, 2008, when a fire crested the hills above Sylmar and swept through Oakridge Mobile Home Park. And residents remember how the park was a throwback to life in the West, with friendly neighbors, wild animals in the streets, and mountain views.


Residents share their memories of Oakridge with KPCC's Frank Stoltze.


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