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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:23 PM

fire threatens billion dollar broadcast towers in LA. 80 historic cabins feared destroyed




https://news.yahoo.com/major-fire-threatens-historic-observatory-211534331.html

A major fire that has been raging outside Los Angeles for more than a week threatened to engulf a historic observatory and billion-dollar broadcast towers on Tuesday as firefighters struggled to contain the flames.

The so-called Bobcat fire was within 500 feet (150 meters) from the 116-year-old Mt. Wilson Observatory, fire officials said in a tweet, adding that crews were in place "ready to receive the fire."

Officials at the observatory said all personnel had been evacuated as the fire was "knocking on our door."

Firefighters battling the blaze had made slight headway in recent days in trying to control the flames that erupted September 6, but containment shrank from 6 percent to 3 percent Tuesday, according to the Angeles National Forest.

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KNX radio said the fire was also threatening broadcast towers in the area worth more than a billion dollars.

Many communities threatened by the flames have been ordered to stand ready to evacuate while some 80 historic cabins located within Los Angles Forest were feared destroyed, officials said.

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Demovictory9 Tuesday OP
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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:26 PM

1. How dreadful, all of it. I have no words. n/t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:28 PM

2. TV towers? The Observatory is the headline.

The 100-inch telescope at Mt Wilson was where Edwin Hubble discovered the expansion of the universe. So much more historic and important than a bunch of TV towers.

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:47 PM

3. More historic. Yes. But broadcast towers are important.too

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