Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fire Threatens Mt. Wilson Observatory

The Station Fire is apparently threatening Mt. Wilson Observatory, which has now been evacuated of all personnel. The view above was taken from their tower cam at 5:14 p.m. on Saturday, August 29.

Their latest update on the fire from Mt. Wilson says:

It is expected that the fire, if it cannot be brought under greater control, could reach the Observatory sometime Sunday.

Official news on the fire is available here from InciWeb with more from the Cal Fire blog.

We certainly wish the best for Mt. Wilson and the many firefighters who are working to save this historic observatory.

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