Battle Continues Atop Mount Wilson

The Los Angeles Times has a dramatic account of the battle to save the Mount Wilson Observatory from the Station wildfire:

Firefighters are setting backfires on the drought-stricken north side of Mt. Wilson to reduce the risk of flames and protect the observatory and communications towers atop the 5,700-foot peak….

It was with this sense of urgency that firefighters, who were ordered off Mt. Wilson Monday morning, returned today with picks, shovels and chainsaws to create fire lines and burn away the brush.

Readthe full account.