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'Probable Outage' for Local News Expected Due to Station Fire

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As the Station Fire continues to burn through the dense, dry brush of the San Gabriel mountains and close to many foothills communities, the threat posed to Mount Wilson remains of utmost concern. "Firefighters have been pulled away from Mount Wilson, where critical broadcast towers for many television and radio stations are located [...] Fire officials expect the mountain to be overrun with fire by 7:00 p.m. Sunday, indicating a probable outage for local news outlets," reports KTLA. This would makethe weekend's lack of fire-related live unscheduled news broadcasts a non issue, since all the major networks in Los Angeles broadcast from towers located atop Mount Wilson. The Observatory operates a live webcam, which has been obscured by smoke for the past few days as the Station Fire burned nearby.

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