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No hikers missing in blaze area, county fire officials say

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said they do not believe any hikers are still missing in the San Gabriel Canyon, near where a blaze has scorched about 4,000 acres.

Responding to reports about hikers on the ground, fire crews dropped a firefighter into the area to conduct a search, said Melanie Flores, supervising fire dispatcher. No hikers were found, Flores said. 

Authorities closed the canyon to Labor Day visitors and ordered evacuations from campgrounds, picnic areas and a mobile home park at Camp Williams. The facilities are typically visited by up to 12,000 people on Labor Day weekend.


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