Wildfires Blaze Around Los Angeles

Fires now threatening Mt. Wilson Observatory

Monday, August 31, 2009

Wildfires blazing around the Los Angeles area have threatened nearly 12,000 homes in their path. The fires killed two firefighters yesterday, destroyed at least 18 homes, and are now threatening the complex at the Mt. Wilson Observatory.  Mt. Wilson is both a historic space observatory and, with its high vantage point and many antennas, the effective telecommunications nerve center for Los Angeles.

We talk to Justin Seastrand, natural resources specialist for the U.S. Forest Service, on the latest news.

Guests:

Justin Seastrand

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