The Bobcat Fire continues to grow rapidly in the Angeles National Forest, causing evacuations and threatening foothill communities.
Last night, flames closed in on Mt. Wilson Observatory and firefighters were actively defending the facility. Officials said "favorable weather conditions" were helping crews as they worked overnight to protect the historic science station.
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James Wettstaed, public information officer with the Bobcat fire for the U.S. Forest Service
Tom Meneghini, executive director of the Mt. Wilson Observatory