Girl in foreground stretching, with teammates stretching behind her | Still from "Born to Run", SoCal Connected

After the Burn: Inside Story

The fire that swept the Oakridge Mobile Home Park in Sylmar left devastation not seen since the 1961 Bel Air fire which destroyed more than 484 homes. The Oakridge inferno claimed nearly as many.

Those who lived in this closely knit community lost much more than just their homes... residents say the park was a little piece of paradise lost forever.

Producer Angela Shelley spent the day at Sylmar Senior High with the evacuees who tell their own moving stories of escaping the firestorm and trying to make sense of the senseless.

Mike Hernandez is one of the evacuees who shares his story with us; here are a few photos from his personal photo album -- the singed edges show how close these were to disappearing.

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