Search Sifting Through Remains At Santa Rosa Mobile Home Park Destroyed By Fire
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Search Sifting Through Remains At Santa Rosa Mobile Home Park Destroyed By Fire


IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A RECOVERY. 18 PEOPLE DEAD IN THE SONOMA COUNTY WILDFIRES, 300 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING. SEARCHERS ARE LISTENING — SEARCHERS ARE LOOKING FOR TWO IN A BURNED MOBILE HOME PARK. LAMARR ABRAMS IS THERE WITH THE LATEST. REPORTER: WE ARE STANDING IN ONE OF SO MANY RECOVERY CENTERS OUT HERE IN SANTA ROSA. BEHIND ME, IT WAS A MOBILE HOME PARK, IT IS SO HAZARDOUS WE CAN GO INSIDE. AMAZINGLY EVERYONE MADE IT OUT ALIVE. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING ELDERLY, EXCEPT FOR TWO REPORTED MISSING TONIGHT. TONIGHT BEGINS THE DELICATE, HEARTBREAKING TASK OF GOING TO FUZZ THE RUBBLE LOOKING FOR REMAINS. CADAVER DOGS SNIFFING FOR REMAINS, SEARCH CREWS AND VOLUNTEERS SIFTING TO FUZZ THE RUBBLE THAT WAS ONCE A MOBILE HOME PARK. INSPECTING EVERY PIECE OF METAL AND MATTRESS VISIBLE, ATTEMPTING TO RECOVER BODIES. WE TRY TO START WITH THE BEDROOM. REPORTER: IT IS A TEAM EFFORT WITH SEARCHERS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA. THEY HAVE ALREADY FOUND ONE PERSON AND KNOW THERE IS ANOTHER WHO IS LISTED MISSING. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY COULD FIND MORE ALONG THE WAY. PROBLEM IS, HAZARDS ARE EVERYWHERE, TO NAILS, AND THEN, THERE IS THE EMOTIONAL PART. THE SEARCHES HAVE A HARD TIME. WE ARE ALL HUMANS. EVERYONE DEALS WITH IT DIFFERENTLY BUT IT IS EMOTIONALLY DRAINING. REPORTER: ADDING TO THE ANGUISH POLICE BELIEVE MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED THERE WERE ELDERLY AND COULDN’T ESCAPE THE FLAMES. THEY CALL THIS PLACE “JOURNEY’S AND” NOW THERE IS NOTHING LEFT. NOW THEY SAY THEY WON’T FINISH UNTIL THEY FIND EVERYONE THEY ARE LOOKING FOR. THE NEXT STEP FROM HERE IS THE HORRIBLE, HORRENDOUS DIFFICULT PROCESS OF IDENTIFYING THE BODIES. AUTHORITIES TELLING ME SOMETIMES IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE DEATH — FOR THE CORONER TO GET THE FINGERPRINTS THAT THEY NEED. THE DEVASTATION IS

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