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Searching for victims of the Sylmar fire

November 16, 2008 |  8:41 am

The L.A. County coroner's office and its dogs will be back today looking for victims of the huge fire that swept through a Sylmar mobile home park. Ed Winter (misspelled as Winton in an earlier version of this post) of the coroner's office said at a press conference this morning that the search of Oakridge Mobile Home Park is precautionary and noted that no victims were found Saturday.

"We feel pretty comfortable that most people in this mobile home park were evacuated," Winter said, adding that the search process could take several days. They will focus on trailers with cars still in driveways.

Officials have received some calls from worried family members saying they had not heard from loved ones who lived at the park. Winter urged residents to check in with family and, if needed, to call the coroner's office.

There were 500 units destroyed, and about 130 residents went to evacuation centers.

--Shelby Grad

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