Station Fire Spares E.T. House


Thanks to dogged firefighter labor and a little bit of luck, the home featured as E.T.'s earthly hiding grounds in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial was saved from immolation in the treacherous Station Fire. The owner of the Tujunga Canyon residence best known for its steep street and eventual quarantine cocoon said the scorched hill behind the house "looks like the surface of the moon," but that the structure itself incurred no damage in the wildfire, which has burned over 127,000 acres and claimed 62 homes to date. [AP]