Progress on Mt. Wilson, still ablaze

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Firefighters have made “significant progress” in containing wildfires on Mt. Wilson, the Los Angeles Times is reporting, but “they are still concerned about the massive blaze’s fast-moving southeastern flank.” To protect the historic Mt. Wilson observatory and broadcast transmission facilities on the peak, fire crews have been dumping water and flame-resistant gel on the area. An AP story on reports that 150 firefighters and engines were stationed at the peak last night to defend the towers. KPCC, one of six pubcasters with transmitters on the mountain, created this special website for wildfire coverage. The Pasadena-based news station has arranged for a backup transmitter with the help of KUSC-FM, which broadcasts from Mt. Lookout.