Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hill near 'E.T.' home like 'surface of the moon'

LOS ANGELES – "E.T." may not have to worry about his former California home.

The owner of the house featured in "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" says the Station Fire burned near his home near Tujunga Canyon, but he can no longer see the flames.

Tony Piwowar (PY'-woh-wahr) says the charred hill behind his house in the Seven Hills neighborhood now looks like "the surface of the moon."

Piwowar says he evacuated his wife and pets, but he stayed behind with his son to monitor the fire. Piwowar says he's lived in the house located on a cul-de-sac since 1987.

The home was featured in scenes from the 1982 film directed by Steven Spielberg, including the hallmark moment when scientists quarantined it.

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