'Knocking on our door': Wildfire closing in on historic California observatory  NBC NewsView Full Coverage on Google News
A Southern California wildfire was roaring toward the historic Mount Wilson Observatory as an unprecedented fire season continued to rage across much of the West Coast, officials said.The Bobcat Fire was within 500 feet of the Mount Wilson Observatory, where pioneering astronomer Edwin Hubble made historic discoveries.

'Knocking on our door': Wildfire closing in on historic California observatory

'They are in a firefight right now, because it's so close,' a fire official said of crews positioned at Mt. Wilson.'They are in a firefight right now, because it's so close,' a fire official said of crews positioned at Mt. Wilson.

Bobcat fire within 500 feet of famed Mt. Wilson Observatory as firefighters mount a defense - Los Angeles Times

As the Bobcat Fire continued to spew smoke and ash into the air from the Angeles National Forest, regulators extended a smoke advisory for another day Tuesday...As the Bobcat Fire continued to spew smoke and ash into the air from the Angeles National Forest, regulators extended a smoke advisory for another day Tuesday across Los Angeles County. The South Coast Air Quality Management District said air quality would be unhealthy through Wednesday in nearly the entire county, even the coastal areas. “It is difficult to tell where smoke, ash or…

Unhealthy Air Quality Persists Across LA County as Bobcat Fire Rages – NBC Los Angeles

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Containment Slips as Bobcat Fire Grows, Moves Closer To Homes, Mt. Wilson Observatory – Pasadena Now

Mount Wilson, peak (5,710 feet [1,740 metres]) in the San Gabriel Mountains of the Angeles National Forest, southern California, U.S. It lies just northeast of Pasadena. A highway leads to the summit, an eroded plateau that is the site of a famous astronomical observatory, the Mount WilsonMount Wilson, peak (5,710 feet [1,740 metres]) in the San Gabriel Mountains of the Angeles National Forest, southern California, U.S. It lies just northeast of Pasadena. A highway leads to the summit, an eroded plateau that is the site of a famous astronomical observatory, the Mount Wilson

Mount Wilson | mountain, California, United States | Britannica

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.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.

Major fire threatens historic observatory near LA

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons. Firefighters are battling flames within 500 feet of the 116-year-old Mt. Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles County. The Bobcat fire has been burning in the Angeles National Forest since Sept. 6, and crossed containment lines overnight. The U.S. Forest Service said crews are fighting the blaze on the ground and from the air, and additional personnel have been brought in to help. Mt. Wilson Observatory was founded by George Ellery Hale in 1904, and visitors are able to look through its 60-inch telescope that was put in place in 1908. The first telescopes were brought up to the observatory on the backs of burros, and the site has been visited by such luminaries as Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, and Stephen Hawking. There are also several radio, television, and cell towers on Mt. Wilson, and L.A. County Fire Capt. David Dantic told the Los Angeles Times it is possible there could be disruptions due to the fire, which is only three percent contained. The blaze has now grown to more than 40,000 acres, and fire authorities are concerned that 80 historic cabins and a camp in Big Santa Anita Canyon were destroyed on Sunday and Monday as flames engulfed the area. Catherine Garcia

Bobcat fire in L.A. County within 500 feet of historic Mt. Wilson Observatory

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 cont…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 cont…

Huge wildfire in Southern California threatens historic observatory

California wildfire threatens Mount Wilson Observatory and communications hub

"We're not going anywhere. We are committed here," a county fire department captain said."We're not going anywhere. We are committed here," a county fire department captain said.

Firefighters ready as Bobcat fire nears Mt. Wilson - The San Diego Union-Tribune

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters burned off vegetation in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles on Tuesday to protect historic Mount Wilson Observatory from a wildfire. The Bobcat Fire was within 500 feet (152 meters) of the observatory by early afternoon and crews were waiting for it, the Angeles National Forest tweeted. The blaze was just 3% contained after growing to more than 64 square miles (166 square kilometers) since breaking out Sept. 6. The U.S. Forest Service said firefighters have been taking advantage of favorable weather to conduct firing operations to protect the observatory, nearby broadcast transmitters and communities on foothills below. Mount Wilson rises to an elevation of more than 5,700 feet (1,737.3 meters) about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The observatory played a pivotal role in early 20th century confirmation that galaxies exist outside the Milky Way and that the universe is expanding. In addition to its famed 100-inch (254-centimeter) telescope, the peak has other historic telescopes as well as modern astronomy instruments currently in use. More than 16,600 firefighters are on the lines of more than two dozen major California wildfires that have have scorched 5,000 square miles this year. Since the outbreak of massive fires on Aug. 15 there have been 25 fatalities. <p>PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters burned off vegetation in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles on Tuesday to protect historic Mount Wilson Observatory from a wildfire.</p> <p>The Bobcat Fire was within 500 feet (152 meters) of the observatory by early afternoon and crews were waiting for it, the Angeles National Forest tweeted.</p> <p>The blaze was just 3% contained after growing to more than 64 square miles (166 square kilometers) since breaking out Sept. 6.</p> <p>The U.S. Forest Service said firefighters have been taking advantage of favorable weather to conduct firing operations to protect the observatory, nearby broadcast transmitters and communities on foothills below.</p> <p>Mount Wilson rises to an elevation of more than 5,700 feet (1,737.3 meters) about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northeast of downtown Los Angeles.</p> <p>The observatory played a pivotal role in early 20th century confirmation that galaxies exist outside the Milky Way and that the universe is expanding.</p> <p>In addition to its famed 100-inch (254-centimeter) telescope, the peak has other historic telescopes as well as modern astronomy instruments currently in use.</p> <p>More than 16,600 firefighters are on the lines of more than two dozen major California wildfires that have have scorched 5,000 square miles this year. Since the outbreak of massive fires on Aug. 15 there have been 25 fatalities.</p>

California firefighters work to protect historic observatory - SFChronicle.com

The fire's containment shrank by 50% on Tuesday as firefighters struggled to protect the infrastructure atop Mt. Wilson.The fire's containment shrank by 50% on Tuesday as firefighters struggled to protect the infrastructure atop Mt. Wilson.

Bobcat Fire In Los Angeles Threatens Mt. Wilson Observatory, TV Towers – Deadline

South Pasadena firefighters are going from one major blaze to the next. After being sent to the El Dorado wildfire in Yucaipa about 10 days ago, SPDS CaptainSouth Pasadena firefighters are going from one major blaze to the next. After being sent to the El Dorado wildfire in Yucaipa about 10 days ago, SPDS Captain Dan Dunn, Division Chief Chris Szenczi, Fi

SPFD Wildfire Update | Bobcat Fire Nears Mt. Wilson Observatory | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena News

Forest Service authorities had previously estimated the fire would be contained by Oct. 15 but on Monday pushed that date to Oct. 30.

Mt. Wilson prepares for the worst as Bobcat fire looms on horizon – Pasadena Star News

The Bobcat Fire continues to grow rapidly in the Angeles National Forest, threatening foothill communities and burning very close to the historic Mt. Wilson Observatory.

Bobcat Fire: Blaze Burning Within 500 Feet Of Mt. Wilson Observatory; Spot Fire Jumps Highway 2

Firefighters are battling to hold back the 38,000-acre fire from reaching the famed California observatory. Firefighters are battling to hold back the 38,000-acre fire from reaching the famed California observatory.

Bobcat fire threatens historic Mount Wilson Observatory | Astronomy.com

More than a week after the Bobcat fire ignited in the rugged terrain of the Angeles National Forest, it has emerged as an unusual menace that has evaded fire crews and terrorized local communities — despite burning no homes and causing no injuries. The fire has contributed to days of terrible air quality in Los Angeles, with residents […]More than a week after the Bobcat fire ignited in the rugged terrain of the Angeles National Forest, it has emerged as an unusual menace that has evaded fire crews and terrorized local communities …

Bobcat Fire has turned into a dangerous menace that is evading firefighters | KTLA

Firefighters deployed to protect the Mount Wilson Observatory from the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest are “ready to receive the fire,” officials said Tuesday afternoon. Observatory officials earlier said the boundaries were still secure. But by 12:31 p.m., Angeles National Forest officials said that the flames were within 500 feet of the 116-year-old […]Firefighters deployed to protect the Mount Wilson Observatory from the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest are “ready to receive the fire,” officials said Tuesday afternoon. Obse…

Bobcat Fire: Flames within 500 feet of Mt. Wilson Observatory as spot fire crosses Angeles Crest Highway | KTLA

More personnel have been added to fire crews to help fight the blaze in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Bobcat fire nears Mount Wilson Observatory; firefighters battling flames, spot fire – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

We'd lose historic scientific equipment that helped us discover the universe, cement SoCal as an astronomy hub, and connect the public to the wonders beyond our own world.

What We'll Lose If The Mt. Wilson Observatory Burns: LAist

The Bobcat Fire is within 500 feet of Mount Wilson, home to SoCal's TV towers and an observatory where 20th century astrophysics was pioneered.The Bobcat Fire is within 500 feet of Mount Wilson, home to SoCal's TV towers and an observatory where 20th century astrophysics was pioneered.

Bobcat Fire: Flames edge closer to Mount Wilson, a landmark of modern technology | abc7.com

The El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County has grown to 17,892 acres and is 61% contained as of Tuesday evening, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials.The El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County has grown to 17,892 acres and is 61% contained as of Tuesday evening, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials.

Bobcat Fire: Crews protect Mt. Wilson; El Dorado Fire 61% contained

The Bobcat fire raging for the ninth day in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Azusa continued to grow Monday while fire authorities said it likely will take longer than originally expected for the…

Southern California Bobcat fire grows and will take until end of October to contain, authorities say

A massive wildfire burning in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia came within 500 feet of the Mount Wilson Observatory, fire officials said Tuesday.A massive wildfire burning in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia came within 500 feet of the Mount Wilson Observatory, fire officials said Tuesday.

Crews ‘Ready’ For Bobcat Fire As Flames Reach Mount Wilson Observatory – CBS Los Angeles

Bobcat Fire Moves Closer To Homes, Mount Wilson Observatory - Los Angeles, CA - The Bobcat Fire moved closer to homes and Mount Wilson Observatory Tuesday. The Bobcat Fire moved closer to homes and Mount Wilson Observatory Tuesday.

Bobcat Fire Moves Closer To Homes, Mount Wilson Observatory | Los Angeles, CA Patch

Get the latest updates for the Bobcat Fire in Southern California. Burning in the Angeles National Forest, crews continue efforts to protect the Mount Wilson Observatory from the blaze as evacuation orders remain for parts of Arcadia and Sierra Madre.Evacuation orders remain in place for parts of Arcadia and Sierra Madre as crews work to protect the infrastructure around Mount Wilson from the Bobcat Fire.

Bobcat Fire update: California blaze creeps closer to Mount Wilson Observatory as containment drops to 3% | abc7.com

CA Fires 2020: 25 Dead; Kamala Harris Arrives To Assess Damage - Across California, CA - Everything we know about the record-breaking 2020 fire season in California, as of Sept. 15. Also see an interactive map of fires burning. Everything we know about the record-breaking 2020 fire season in California, as of Sept. 15. Also see an interactive map of fires burning.

CA Fires 2020: 25 Dead; Kamala Harris Arrives To Assess Damage | Across California, CA Patch

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It was 1 p.m., and flurries of ashes were falling like snow for the fourth consecutive day. David Cendejas looked toward massive clouds of smoke rising off the eastern flank of the Bobcat fire as it marched westward toward the Mt. Wilson Observatory and nearby thickets of broadcast spires stabbing hundreds of feet skyward. “The […]It was 1 p.m., and flurries of ashes were falling like snow for the fourth consecutive day. David Cendejas looked toward massive clouds of smoke rising off the eastern flank of the Bobcat fire as i…

With the Bobcat Fire less than 2 miles from Mt. Wilson Observatory, firefighters ready for battle | KTLA