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On Saturday night September 1st, The Forest Fire Lookout Association invites everyone to find a place with a view of your favorite fire tower for our 5th annual Lighting of the Fire Towers Event. This event is meant to showcase the history of the fire towers around the state. Find an area in your neighborhood where you have a view of one of the fire towers. To assist you with this, you can find links on this page for the fire towers that we currently know are participating:http://www.viewsandbrews.com/balsamlake/. From 9:00pm to 9:30pm, look up to see the cabs lit up. Remember that these towers were watching faithfully like beacons over your property for years to help prevent forest fires. The men and women who were in those cabs were there to protect your property from forest fires by providing fire fighters with an early detection and reporting system that was amazingly accurate. Today, many of those fire towers have been restored by volunteer groups who will be in the cab to shine the light. Some of these groups may be planning a get together from special locations to watch for the lighting. Check with your local fire tower group. If you are lucky, your area may have been covered by more than one tower! Note the rain date for this event is Sunday, September 2nd. Photo courtesy of Warren Johnsen.