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No hikers missing in blaze area, county fire officials say

September 3, 2012 |  4:42 pm

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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