Mount Wilson observatory

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LA Fire Now 22% Contained

(Newser) - The Station fire raging near Los Angeles is 22% contained tonight, authorities tell the Times—though they caution that if the weather turns uncooperative again the blaze could worsen. Some evacuation orders were lifted. The Mount Wilson observatory and a nest of communication towers nearby were still threatened, however, and... More »

LA's 'Very Angry Fire' Hits 105K Acres

Blaze claims 74 structures; officials not optimistic until weather changes

(Newser) - The so-called Station wildfire in Los Angeles County has now burned 105,000 acres, authorities say tonight, and has claimed 74 structures. “The fire is headed just about anywhere it wants to,” one official told the Times as gusty afternoon winds fanned the blaze, which is threatening the... More »

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