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Fire Fighters Will Defend Mount Wilson Observatory Overnight

31 Aug 2009, 03:48 UTC
Fire Fighters Will Defend Mount Wilson Observatory Overnight
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Sunday, August 30th, 20:30 PDT: According to the Mt. Wilson Observatory fire updates, fire crews have decided to remain at the summit of Mt. Wilson to fight the Station Fire blaze overnight. There were concerns this evening that the conditions would be too treacherous for the fire fighters to remain behind, but it would appear [...]Post from: Astroengine.comFire Fighters Will Defend Mount Wilson Observatory Overnight

The view looking west from Mt. Wilson Observatory at 8:17pm PST (Aug. 30th)
Sunday, August 30th, 20:30 PDT: According to the Mt. Wilson Observatory fire updates, fire crews have decided to remain at the summit of Mt. Wilson to fight the Station Fire blaze overnight. There were concerns this evening that the conditions would be too treacherous for the fire fighters to remain behind, but it would appear this has changed.
Sunday, 30 Aug 09, 8:07 pm PDT - A critical aspect to the survivability of the Observatory should the fire sweep across it is whether or not fire fighters will be on site during such an event. The U.S. Forest Service continually assesses the danger to fire fighters in any scenario and will withdraw fire crews in situations that are particularly precarious. Such an ...

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