Putting Down Roots 40 Feet Up: Life in a Fire Lookout

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They saw it coming: the mushroom cloud of smoke.

Dabney Tompkins and Alan Colley were on their deck enjoying the view when Stouts Creek Fire broke out earlier this month. They’d read about moments like this – spotting a forest fire from a 40-foot-high tower – but nothing could have prepared them.

They weren’t staffing a fire lookout, after all. They were at home.

Treehouse without the tree

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Posted from: https://www.zillow.com/blog/life-in-a-fire-lookout-182162/

They saw it coming: the mushroom cloud of smoke.

Dabney Tompkins and Alan Colley were on their deck enjoying the view when Stouts Creek Fire broke out earlier this month. They’d read about moments like this – spotting a forest fire from a 40-foot-high tower – but nothing could have prepared them.

They weren’t staffing a fire lookout, after all. They were at home.

Treehouse without the tree

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