Major fire threatens historic observatory near LA | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Major fire threatens historic observatory near LA

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."

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