Fire Updates

Fire crews on Mt. Wilson as flames encroach


Live video of the Station Fire has shown it burning right next to the Mt. Wilson Observatory side of Mt. Wilson. Several fire trucks were seen in the area, but it is unclear whether the crews are sufficient to defend the facilities on the mountain or whether they will stay.

Should fire damage or destroy KPCC's 89.3 fm transmitter, KPCC will switch to a backup transmitter.

[UPDATE - 1:30pm] According to ABC7 the smoke was due to a controlled burn, to consume dry grass underneath the trees, making it harder for the trees themselves to burn.

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