Mount Wilson Communications Towers Threatened
|UCLA Dept of Physics & Astronomy|
|The View at 6:02 p.m.|
City News Service (a subscription-only service) is reporting that the L.A. County Fire Department has reversed an earlier decision to abandon the peak and will now keep a "strike force" of engines to save the critical communications center. While many television and radio stations use direct satellite feeds, CNS says, "over the air TV and FM signals could be lost, along with hundreds of public safety radio repeaters that amplify signals from Tijuana to Santa Barbara."
At 5:42 p.m. today the L.A. Times quoted county fire department captain Mark Savage as predicting the flames would reach the towers and historic observatory "in the next two to four hours."