At Least 32 People Still Missing from Sayre Fire Evacuations
A statue stands in front of a home destroyed at the Oak Ridge Mobile Home Park in Sylmar (see more photos here) | Photo by Reed Saxon/AP
The LAPD announced yesterday, "with a high degree of confidence," that all residents from the Oakridge Mobile Home Park safely escaped the Sayre Fire, which destroyed 479 homes in the Sylmar neighborhood. "While this was abundantly good news and a testament to the bravery of a number good neighbors and members of the Police and Fire Departments, it does not fully relieve the Police Department of the responsibility for a proper accounting of all evacuees," the LAPD said in a statement this morning.
The police released a lengthy list of space numbers of residents that had not checked in yet with the police to verify that they and any family members or roommates were safe. The list is now much lower, but 32 spaces remain unclaimed and the police are requesting the space numbers be published (below).