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Sun Jun 19, 2022, 03:15 PM

4 buildings at observatory in Arizona lost in wildfire

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) ó Four non-scientific buildings at the Kitt Peak National Observatory southwest of Tucson were lost in a wildfire, but early indications show other buildings on the property didnít appear to be damaged, authorities said Saturday.

Buell T. Jannuzi, who leads the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona, said the fire didnít appear to have damaged the telescope and science buildings at the observatory, though a closer examination of the site hadnít yet been made due to safety concerns.

ďThis is the most threatening fire I can remember at Kitt Peak in the last 25 years,Ē Jannuzi said.

The fire reached the observatory early Friday. Crews were planning to assess the damage at the observatory later Saturday if conditions allowed for safe entry into the area.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/4-buildings-observatory-arizona-lost-203259207.html

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Sun Jun 19, 2022, 03:25 PM

1. I have a friend who works at Kitt Peak

He posted about evacuating yesterday. I need to check in on him.

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Sun Jun 19, 2022, 03:53 PM

2. The northern part of Maricopa County, AZ got a deluge of rain around dinnertime

time last night. Lasted about three minutes.

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