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, 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 rece…

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