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Sat Jun 28, 2014, 07:25 PM

60. Heard you on the radio today!

Mac Tippins will spend four to five months on duty at the Lemmon Rock Lookout searching for fires.

The first lookout on Lemmon Rock was built in 1902. Since then, the site has been used to watch for wildfires in the valleys surrounding Tucson and other lands as far away as the Little Dragoon Mountains near Willcox.

The current building on Lemmon Rock dates to 1936.


Nestled in the pines of Mt. Lemmon, the Lemmon Rock Lookout sits on an outcrop of rock from which much of the Tucson metro area is visible.

As this year's new fire lookout, Tippins will actively search for fires for a standard workweek, but also be on call any time he is in the tower, which also serves as his residence.


https://news.azpm.org/p/news-fp-featured/2014/6/26/38428-keeping-a-look-out-for-fires/

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