Major fire threatens historic observatory near LA

Los Angeles (AFP) – 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, the US Forest Service said in a tweet, while fire officials said crews were in place “ready to receive the fire.”Officials at the observatory said in a tweet late Monday that all personnel had been evacuated as the fire was “knocking on our door.”Firefighters b…

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