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Ashes of Oakridge: Part 1




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

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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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